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I Think I Know Why

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Lost Dreamer
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0 posted 03-04-2000 03:21 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lost Dreamer

I Think I Know Why

I imagined flight number nine-o-nine
arriving at gate number ten
as I heard the jet engines
roar above my relaxing head.
I couldn't help but curiously wonder
what being cabinized with one hundred
or more other people feels like,
at a multitude of distant miles
high up within the sculptures of clouds.

A mere experience I've yet to delve into
for fears beyond my imaginations eye.
I know they can be safer than a car
they travel faster than a speeding train
when they are up they usually stay up
and when they come down you know that too.
The approach of either is what I hear is tough
of course then comes lovely turbulence.
I think I know why I don't fly.
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Martie
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1 posted 03-04-2000 04:13 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

A feeling that many people have...so well stated.  It's so hard to give up control to a person (the pilot) you don't even know.
sonjes
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2 posted 03-04-2000 05:02 PM       View Profile for sonjes   Email sonjes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sonjes

AW, its not so bad.   Flying that is, the poem was great.  Fears are difficult to overcome, I know.  Why do what you don't have to, right?  
Turbulence is "lovely" too, love that line.

  Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and use the chance
To return to innocence.
-Enigma
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Well, know you know why I don't plan on flying again. I have these same fears and flying did nothing to alleviate any of them. Turbulance is the worst. At least if a car engine stalls you have a pretty good chance of surviving. Great poem, Gloria!

Denise
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Oh, I hate flying, swore to never get on a plane and did anyway...all in the name of love, well the flight was okay anyway...lol
Lost Dreamer
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I Thank all of you for your responses, seems I have gotten a bit behind here in my thanks and I apoligize for my slowness.
 
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