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She Flies With Her Own Wings....reposted for Corazon and Julie

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hoot_owl_rn
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(here's looking to seeing you both fly in the near future   Hugs to you both, Ruth)

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



 Have you ever noticed
That the words...
"Goodbye"
"I'm sorry"
"I love you"
Are so easy to pronounce
...Yet so hard to say
~Javan
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
WhtDove
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1 posted 02-18-2000 11:33 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This is most EXCELLENT Ruth!  I love this one, oh it touches so close to home!

 <*\\\><

There's only two ways you can go...
One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
Rich Mullins
Martie
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What a wonderful message of strength Ruth and exceptionally well written.  
Denise
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Thanks for reposting this, Ruth. This is one of my favorites of yours. I felt when reading this the first time that it could have been written about my life. I guess there are many of us who share the same past. Flying is so wonderful, isn't it?!

Denise
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you Martie, Whtdove and Denise...this one holds a special place in my heart too  
Wizzard
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I think that all of GOD`s Creation`s should be free so that we may all enjoy their Beauty.
Thank`s again for sharing another of your work`s of art Ruth



 Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
And the begining of a new one.

Parker
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Hoot,

I loved this the first time I read it, but I think I like it better now.

Parker
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This is a great poem. I love the truth and meaning in it.

 Grant that I may not judge my niegbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasians

Native American prayer

HelmutB
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Although I know this one inside out
I still read and I still say "Wow"
Hugs and love


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

hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you everyone  

One Day I'll Soar

I may never fly
On graceful wing
Or voice my song
Like robins sing
Or know the secrets
Revealed in flight
In heavens dark
On starry night
I may never know
What wings are for
But mark my words
One day I'll soar

Corinne
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Hoot, I loved this so.

Please see post that you inspired called
On Broken Wing.


Corinne
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11 posted 02-19-2000 10:34 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Most excellent piece. And your reply was just as lovely! Good job

 "Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

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