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Fly Boy and His Dame

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Earl Brinkman
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0 posted 06-02-2010 08:57 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Earl Brinkman


Fly Boy and His Dame

Step back in time to an era of gee-whiz innocence.  A time when flight was in its infancy and photographers used raised wooden frameworks of airplanes for those who wanted to taste the beauty of flight.


Over a surging, pathless lake
We fly, we laugh, we celebrate
We have adventure in our eyes
Ah...life is sweet in a sunset sky
Our eyes blaze and dart this gypsy night
With panoramas of visions not quite right!

Fashioned with pride and ingenuity
This plane longs for fair clouds that will not be
A chained to earth photo prop may not depart
For transportation is not the same as art
It will never face the red fire of rain
Nor will it out pace trains or pass through grassy plains

But the Bi-plane stands aloof sneering proudly
My mind cannot compass its absurdity
But I go to its platform with a girl named Dolly
Fast, but tempered with curiosity
My Dolly wants a make-believe rip roaring flight
With kisses and hugs and photos of daring delight

A photo fellow sits squarely in his chair
Flash!  Pop!  A darkened room brightens with snaps of glare
`Kiss me, Dolly`.  We`re down on the ground but we`re flying!
`Hug me.  Tightly`.  I`m soaring so high with eyes so wide, flying!
My Dolly says, `Lets live all the lives we can invent`.
This plane may offer no change in direction but we`re content

Oh, so content...
Plus we have celluloid pictures


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whisperingwalt
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1 posted 06-02-2010 10:05 AM       View Profile for whisperingwalt   Email whisperingwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for whisperingwalt

Really enjoyed this read...thanks for taking me back in time..ww
threadbear
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2 posted 06-02-2010 12:28 PM       View Profile for threadbear   Email threadbear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for threadbear

Looking directly into
the smiling eyes of the sky.
Wonderful piece of history told with heart.
You have 'style', Earl!
Jeff
Margherita
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3 posted 06-02-2010 06:55 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

This is delightful, dear Earl! Even the make-believe was fascinating no doubt!

Oh, the charm and excitement of biplanes which really flew through the clouds!!

Enjoyed this much.

Love,
Margherita
Robert E. Jordan
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4 posted 06-02-2010 07:16 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo Earl,

The idea behind this poem is very good.

Bobby
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5 posted 06-02-2010 10:35 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Hey, Earl! Like I always say, reality is for people that can't face fantasy.

Clever writing...
Toerag
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6 posted 06-03-2010 10:43 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Earl, you never cease to amaze me. You have this thought process that explores so many different things and you have the knack for taking those thoughts and producing art.
LindsayP
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Great poem Earl, it's marvellous what the

mind can create if we are that way inclined.
much enjoyed.

Lindsay
JamesMichael
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8 posted 06-08-2010 07:47 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Very nice...James
Paula Finn
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9 posted 06-12-2010 12:52 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

I like the back in time idea...I have several pictures of my mom and aunts like that...my favorite being the sickle moon with them sitting....very cool idea
kingsangel
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10 posted 03-22-2014 06:19 AM       View Profile for kingsangel   Email kingsangel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kingsangel

Had to stop and post a reply .... this left me speechless but i will say WOW!

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