Open Wings

Open Wings

A Poem by Sheila Kline

It is with open wings and nurturing from special friends that we are able to journey on and conquer hardships as we learn to soar past obstacles that are a part of life!

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© 2016 Sheila Kline

Author's Note

Sheila Kline

My sweet Butterfly Friend, don’t take flight and pass me by.
Stay by my side ‘til I’m strong enough to open my wings and fly.
I am trying to fly like you as I spread my wings to lift in flight,
Yet each time I lift my wings into the air, I must wage a fight.

The winds are blowing strong, and are hitting me in my face,
As I am becoming a new creation with birth of steps of grace.
You see my wings are tattered from life’s dark storms of strife,
But they are being mended with each new spark of hope of life.

I need you my friend to take my wings and lift me into the air
To glide on the winds of change as I leave behind despair.
I seek you my friend to clear the sky as we glide side by side,
Clearing the fields and meadows of gilded flowers of foolish pride.

Please let me drink the nectar that provides for me an antidote
To find the fairest flowers that shall lift life's song in happy note.
Dry my dampened wings with air by sun’s rays now warmed,
So as I flutter and soar on in life, I will fly as one transformed.

Please, stay by my side until I have flown alone a successful trip.
Give me the confidence that I desire so that in flight I do not slip.
You are my friend who has completed many times this same ride.
I need your words of encouragement telling me how high to glide.

I am almost ready to lift my wings into skies of my future's flight,
As I can see the reward of this journey's end bathed in sunlight.
I shall forge on past storms full of impending winds of change,
As you promise to hold my wings when my flight’s rearranged!


With confidence I sing,
I shall open up folded wings as I desire now to fly.
My cherished friend, release me into the sky!
We shall sail together in a rhapsody of wing,
And as a new creation, I’ll in this flight sing!

Sheila Bowyer Kline

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lovely write Shiela ,my friend,i can see its about friends,some very nice things i would like to hear
stay my friend by my side ,till i am strong enough to take a flight
each time i lift my wings ,its like i have to fight
my wings are worn out from too much life strifes
but i could see them heal with new hopes you pass to me
i need you my friend to fly high,leaving behind tears of despair
i need you by my side to clear the fields of gilded flowers of foolish pride
i want be filled with hope,the sun warms my skin
and enjoy my flight and journey through a new life
i need you my friend to give me courage,give me hope
i know you have been through these lanes of life before
wow what lovely write.there is no better people in life than true good friends for they are here to help
when at times of need,i really loved the thoughts behind this write
some lovely ideas you bring my friend
pure soul you are my friend,whoever has these thoughts
wonderful write..

Posted 14 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


i like asks the friend to be by the speaker's side...for support...not to fly for her, or to push her to get started...but to just be there---to be patient....the real friends we have do support us, and are patient...poets open their wings as well....and with support from other poets, they will open their worded wings and write to the sky.


Posted 7 Years Ago

This food for my soul, and came at the perfect time as well!
i love the whole poem! i will reread this everyday! it give me strength and hope!:)

Posted 13 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"And, as a new creation I shall in this flight sing!" loved this.

Everything is impermanent. Thoughts, actions, love, life etc

Beautifully written on a golden cloud somewhere.

Posted 14 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow Sheila, beautiful poem, these words flow together creating a passionate and friendly poem. Great work, thanks for sharing!

Posted 14 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your message is clear and concise� your words are true� wonderfully written� Thank you

Posted 14 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I am speechless.. and emotional.. You have captured so many thoughts and emotions that have run through me God knows how many times. Thank you.. :)

Posted 14 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

shelia, you have a magical touch which brings your passionate words to light up the readers heart with
soft beauty and grace, this brilliant work to ponder is transending the way you express the gift of your art
and combine it with love, enchanting friendship. loved this.

Posted 14 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sheila, this is absolutely stunning, a definite pleasure to read your poetry.

Posted 14 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very lovely poem. I enjoyed it!

Posted 14 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sheila simply stunning work, to admit you need others to get through tough times to me is a sign of strength not weakness... cause life is rough and no one can do it alone... your voice here is boisterous and encouraging.

Posted 14 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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22 Reviews
Shelved in 2 Libraries
Added on February 28, 2009
Last Updated on January 18, 2016
Tags: Friendship, Forever, Strength, Renew, Help, Overcome


Sheila Kline
Sheila Kline


I am a Poetess of Multiplicity who also enjoys genealogy research, current events, folk ballads and Irish/Celtic music, and I am a grand lover of dogs! I strive to live by the philosophy o.. more..


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