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Broken Flight (from Nan's IT TAKES TWO challenge)

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Ron
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0 posted 12-31-1999 02:46 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

An arrow streaks from silent bow
To distant cliffs on deadly search,
The aim cast high, intentions low,
To where a pair of eagles perch.

An eagle flutters to the grass,
A cry of pain upon her tongue.
A broken wing she finds she has,
And cannot fly with only one.

Her eagle eyes cast to the skies,
To mate now soaring in the wind,
To cliffs and nest, eaglets denied,
Harsh victim of an archer's sin.

She circles round, confusion wild,
Her pinions moving in the breeze.
She flaps a wing in awkward trial,
Her voice grieves out in strident pleas.

It takes two wings to soar in flight,
To play a noble eagle's role,
A single wing lends no one height,
It takes two halves to make us whole.


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I didn't want to get left out of a Challenge Resurrection, nor did I want to miss this last opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!
© Copyright 1999 Ron Carnell - All Rights Reserved
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Beautiful! To find that missing half to make us whole is so hard! Perhaps in this next year!   Happy New Year Ron!  
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This made my heart hurt, Ron--so very beautiful and sad.  Happy New Year to you.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
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Happy New Year, Ron!.... and thanks for these forums which have added a much needed creative & spiritual dimension to my life in  '99!

This is a wonderful poem and I'm glad you brought it out again to share with us! God bless!
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4 posted 12-31-1999 05:07 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

How right you are Ron, but of course you know that.  

Happy New Year!


 Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ
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"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

Count Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
(Marquis de Sade)

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5 posted 12-31-1999 05:34 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Indeed.


Michael
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Beautiful, Ron! This one took my breath away!  

 Denise

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7 posted 12-31-1999 06:39 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Majestic he appeared on wing,
A-waft her soaring avian;
Espying frenzied fluttering.
This keen-eyed eagle looked upon

Her abscind spirit waning so.
From aerie perch he would alight,
Lend nourishment lame pinion low
And succor her return to flight.

Bereft as one he'd flown before,
But it takes two to touch the sun.
Aloft these noble eagles soar
In symbiotic unison.

..... You know I always go for the happy ending ......


[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 12-31-1999).]
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Many of us try to soar with one wing but we just go around in circles. Excellent writing, Ron, with an equally impressive Nanny response
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Absolutely beautiful Ron...but you know, I say sometimes even a single feather's enough to fly  
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10 posted 12-31-1999 09:38 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Ron: So when are you taking up flying lessons?...*g*

HUGS and Happy New Year

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

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Ron,
Bravo Ron and Bravo Nan.
Happy new year Ron.
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Lose a wing and learn to fly without, though it's just not the same. Wonderful poem Ron...
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!

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Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

Hallmark


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*With a broken wing, she carries her dreams, man you aught to see her fly*  sorry songs keep popping in my head =o)   Wonderful poem Ron, very touching and beautiful!


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

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I sent this to someone who was having trouble with their partner at work as it explains that in life it does take two to make it work sometimes, as with eagles, or anchors and sails   Lovely piece Ron, as I have seen this happen all too often on the mountain here, exactly as you depicted it.
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What a coincidence!

I was just going to suggest you post the NEW one that you wrote--you know, Ron--the one about the birds...

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very good. another wonderful piece.
 
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