Look Up #poetry #devotion


 

wright

They looked up to the sky

wondering how the birds might

Men in their minds worked

puzzling over to flight

Time after time they tried

always another glitch

falling apart at the seams

so unlike the finch

trials they persevered

eager to gain height

broken bones and wings

brothers were named Wright

higher and higher we fly

looking beyond the loon

forging a further frontier

what marvel to walk on the moon

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It took commitment (day in and day out) for men who wanted to fly to build that dream. It takes (daily) commitment, a focus forward, and stamina to strive toward a relationship with our God.

“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.”

Philippians 3:13

 

Shared today with the folks at Poet’s United Poetry Pantry.

 

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14 thoughts on “Look Up #poetry #devotion

  1. A relationship with God. I wonder how many really have that. It is something that we will never know. My feeling is not many, otherwise there would not be so much man made suffering in this world. Of course I am not counting all the disingenuous lip service.

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  2. Indeed..Leslie…the Wright brothers dreamed of flying, and once that was accomplished ‘Man’ dreamed of flying higher. And after walking on the moon, there are still more dreams. Really, where would we be without our dreams?

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  3. I wonder what other wonderful things we would come up with if we were not fighting each other all the time, or is that the reason we are so inventive? Should we be allowed to reach the stars when we can’t live peaceably on Earth?

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  4. How exhilarating it would’ve been, that moment of their first successful flight. The poem speaks beautifully of perseverance and toil that is often overlooked when the focus is placed solely on the end result.

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