O Icarus you didn't fall.

O Icarus you didn't fall.

A Poem by Fairy Khan


You tried to touch the sky, O Icarus.
Though you fell, you inspire.
You make me want to have faith
and never be afraid to try.

Even so, Apollo melted your feathers of wax,
and burned your skin,
aiming for the sun was nothing like you thought,
and the ocean's thunder your ultimate peace.
Your hands reaching for Daedalus while he had no clue
of how you were drowning,
not because of your search for needless satisfaction
but under the weight of his sins.

You still inspire.
You make me want to give it all up
for that one love,
expecting nothing in return,
and rising above in a world which is already deluged.

© 2023 Fairy Khan


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This is a powerful and moving poem that really captures the essence of the Icarus myth and the themes of ambition, sacrifice, and redemption that it represents. I love the way that the you used vivid imagery and rich language to explore the complex emotions and motivations of the characters, and the way that the poem builds to a climax of emotional intensity is truly breathtaking. The final lines, "You still inspire, / you make me want / to give it all up / for that one love," are a testament to the power of love and the human spirit to overcome even the most daunting obstacles, and they serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of staying true to our dreams and our passions, no matter how difficult or challenging they may be. Overall, I think this is a wonderful piece of writing that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to achieve their goals or to find meaning and purpose in their lives.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Superb work. Powerful words.

Posted 1 Week Ago


This is a powerful and moving poem that really captures the essence of the Icarus myth and the themes of ambition, sacrifice, and redemption that it represents. I love the way that the you used vivid imagery and rich language to explore the complex emotions and motivations of the characters, and the way that the poem builds to a climax of emotional intensity is truly breathtaking. The final lines, "You still inspire, / you make me want / to give it all up / for that one love," are a testament to the power of love and the human spirit to overcome even the most daunting obstacles, and they serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of staying true to our dreams and our passions, no matter how difficult or challenging they may be. Overall, I think this is a wonderful piece of writing that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to achieve their goals or to find meaning and purpose in their lives.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Such a wonderful poem, Fairy! Loved it

Posted 1 Year Ago


Fairy Khan

1 Year Ago

Thank you.
This is one of the most enduring and inspiring of myths, and it definitely inspired your beautiful writing. There is a hopefulness in this that rings true and makes one want to push the envelope. Great Piece!!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

WOW!! This is powerful and quite emotional as well, i like the depth in this write

Posted 2 Years Ago


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an inspiration and true ... both the mythical legend & this fine poem you have penned ... I wrote about Icarus too not that long ago ...

Posted 3 Years Ago


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A different kind of poem...so refreshing...love the title...remember...rise up for yourself first and all will rise up with you...:)

Posted 3 Years Ago


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its a wonderful poem.I never expected a poem bout icarus but this came out superb.Reach for your stars too.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Excellent explained and expressed poetry. I don't see Icarus a subject of poetry as much as I should, but it's nice to come across a nice one as was this. Tyfs

Posted 3 Years Ago


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A very well written poem with a sombre tone as you recount the tale of Icarus but like many take some inspiration from a 'fools attempts' at rising above his status. The structure of this poem is faultless.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Srinagar, Kashmir, India



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