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She Flies With Her Own Wings (Reposted for Helmut)

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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 01-10-2000 10:25 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn


She Flies With Her Own Wings

For many years, he held her back
He told her not to dream
He was like a river wild
She like a gentle stream

She craved for love and happiness
But kept it all inside
Spent her days in quiet fear
Tethered by his side

She watched the sky with wishful eyes
And dreamed of when she'd fly
Cried herself to sleep at night
As life just passed her by

Caged by lifes own cruelty
She was captured in his grasp
While he raised his hands in anger
Hers in prayer she clasped

One day her prayers were answered
For she left him far behind
Released the chains of hurt and hate
And all the ties that bind

Now she flies with her own wings
In skies pearlescent white
Loosed from the bounds of all her fears
She soars in graceful flight

Where she lands will still be seen
The worlds an open slate
She'll write a story all her own
For now she holds her fate

At last she's free, no longer caged
And no matter where she'll roam
Those injured wings, now greatly healed
Will guide her safely home


(Helmut,
Just wanted to say thanks for being a friend and for reminding me from time to time that all I need but do is spread my wings to fly   )


 When you truly know the meaning
of the word Love,
you will also know the meaning
of the word Pain
~Javan


[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 01-10-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Paul Hoekman
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1 posted 01-10-2000 10:30 AM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

EXTRAORDINARY!!!!
Thank you so very much,
extremely enjoyable
Hoot you are.

EARTHMAN
HelmutB
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2 posted 01-10-2000 01:17 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

No Poet ever written prose
That suits a reply…my Rose
I looked up and I looked down
And could not find a crown
I opened lot’ s of books
Could not find any words no matter how hard my looks
I tried to dream
Came up to an empty screen
I cannot find a way
To say…what I must say

How shall I bring forth?
How shall I state?
How shall I paint?
The picture deep down there in my heart
I am an artist who lost his art
Your poem up above
Has left deep scars my heart…my Dove
Do I say how much…I love

May the wind be forever guiding your wings home
May you be free as a bird
May you be happy forever more
May you find the one that you adore

And if you ever need a friend,
You know where to land
On whom you can depend


Thank you Ruth, my dearest friend


 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.  





[This message has been edited by HelmutB (edited 01-12-2000).]
Denise
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3 posted 01-10-2000 03:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I think I've told you before...this sounds like me and my first marriage. Thank God that we both now have the ability to fly! Nothing like it, huh?! No more cages for us!
Wonderful poem, Ruth!  

 Denise

Martie
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4 posted 01-10-2000 04:06 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wonderful Ruth!
Songbird
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5 posted 01-10-2000 06:07 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

This is so beautiful. So true for many people.
Severn
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6 posted 01-10-2000 06:08 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I remember this Ruth - wow, it is still a song of flight - well done.
SnglDad
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7 posted 01-10-2000 06:51 PM       View Profile for SnglDad   Email SnglDad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SnglDad

Very nice
Thank you for reposting this one and giving the new people such as myself a chance to read. God Bless
hoot_owl_rn
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8 posted 01-10-2000 09:54 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Thank you everyone  

Helmut...thank you. It's sometimes much easier to fly with friends like you beneath my wings. Thanks for everything.
First__Knight
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9 posted 01-10-2000 10:25 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

WIngs of Gold are all I see.  Lovely as the first time I read it  

 Being in love with someone is more than just saying "I love you"


hoot_owl_rn
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David...wings of gold?? That must make me an angel  Thanks!
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11 posted 01-11-2000 04:33 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Yes, I believe you are an angel,
With wings spread out in gold,
Your talent is so evident,
The way your poems unfold.

Don't forget the past my dear,
It's something that teaches a lesson,
You'll be stronger every year,
And will no longer make these concessions.

I've been searching the skies so blue,
Looking for your maiden flight,
But I'll be damned if I can see you
You're somewhere outta sight.

But flying can be hazardous,
Even when flying in flocks,
LongJohn and Balladeer will say,
I'm looking for your sweet black box.

Now it could be true, but I don't want you,
To think that my motives are such,
But your "black box" surely interests me,
It would give me pleasure a bunch.

Only cuz I'm such a nice guy,
with feelings for your safe return,
But those two are such devious ones,
They presume my real concerns.


Marta
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12 posted 01-11-2000 04:42 PM       View Profile for Marta   Email Marta   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marta

so true for so many women...loved it.
suthern
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13 posted 01-11-2000 05:15 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Hoot: I remember this... It is so very lovely. I'm sorry you had those bad years... but we all benefit from the loving heart that gives those wings the courage to unfurl and fly! Well done, dear lady... in the woman and the poetry she creates!

Helmut: It seemed words were failing you. *S* That often happens when our hearts are full. But you found the words to speak your heart... and your tribute to your friend is lovely!

Toe: Your first verse is pure truth... the second, wise advice... and then... oh, dear me... am I going to have to add skeet shooting to my baseball bat swinging? LOL. You ARE just looking and admiring... right? *G*

[This message has been edited by suthern (edited 01-12-2000).]
hoot_owl_rn
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Thanks everyone  

Toe...loved the way that started, as for the end  
Gemini
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15 posted 01-11-2000 11:46 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

A beautiful poem, feel I'm there myself at times.  Thanks.
HelmutB
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16 posted 01-12-2000 08:43 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Thank you there suthern, I have edit the message. Does that look better now? Sorry Ruth for the stambling words you certainly desreve better. But you know where it comes from.

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

Elizabeth Santos
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17 posted 01-12-2000 09:05 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Hoot,
I applaud not only your poem, but your wonderful spirit
Liz
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18 posted 01-12-2000 09:28 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Hootessa

I, too, remember this poem.  It inspired me to post my poem about the wind.  I hope you find a love that will bless you with its freedom.

Toe - I loved the way your poem started, and I also loved the way you couldn't "maintain" yourself through to the end.  Needless to say, 'Deer and I are setting up a "Help Ol' Toe" foundation - about 2 cubic yards of concrete with you as the aggregate oughta make a pretty good foundation, ya think?  Let us know when you wanna go swimming - OK?  lol
hoot_owl_rn
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Gemini, Liz, LJA...thank you all  

Helmut...it's nice to know there's always a safe place to land  
suthern
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20 posted 01-12-2000 09:54 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Helmut: No edit was necessary! *S* I'm the one who didn't make myself clear that I was complimenting your efforts and applauding your results!
vandana
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21 posted 01-12-2000 11:55 AM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

HI,AGAIN,As I told you earlier,I really like your poem.This is a good poem.
 
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