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Another Poem!

Flying


For years
I have tried to fly
I flew in my dreams,
First
But always
Stopping short
Fearing
Doing wrong

The physics held me back
I conquered those
However,
It took some time

I thought I could,
Mechanically, at least
Take flight
I reasoned,
If I pushed my machine
Fast enough
It too, would take flight
It was preposterous
But
Worth a try

On the first trial
I pushed down the runway
Cutting and scraping myself
Along the way

I had moved,
However
Some people gathered
To watch and laugh

This routine continued
For a long time
Until one day,
Just as they say,
With red bandana on my forehead
Bruised, bloodied,
My engine skipped,
Sputtered
And,
Suddenly,
Took flight
Just like that.

I could not believe it
Surely,
Something must be wrong
And, in fact, everything
Was horribly wrong
Except, there was no denying
I was in the air
And flying

The people
Little specks, on the ground

Birds regarded me
As their equal,
Though with some trepidation

Clouds wet my clothing
As my machine
Ripped through them

I thought
This is it?
This is all there is to flying?
Just moving along, in the air?

Nothing
Is as painful
After the fact

current mood: weird weird
current music: Unknown Piano

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