Freedom’s Wings #poetry #july4th


corsair flag

It’s your moment

you look over the edge

no words can express

the exhilarating dread

*

what if I fall?

it seems I could fail

look up at the sky

freedom’s wings will prevail

*

I’ve been taught all I need

will it be quite enough?

to hold the scepter of truth

the first leap it is rough

*

blind I enter life

through the desert I have crawled

the journey  is bumpy

beneath liberty I’ll stand tall

*

Freedom

bird’s first flight

updraft has a price

This week at Poet’s United our challenge is to write a poem about Freedom.

Every country, every person has a different vantage point; all I would think would agree that there is a precious price to attain and maintain Freedom.

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15 thoughts on “Freedom’s Wings #poetry #july4th

  1. blind I enter life
    through the desert I have crawled
    the journey is bumpy
    beneath liberty I’ll stand tall

    These lines are so full of depth & courage 🙂
    Beautifully penned ❤

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  2. Beautiful …whether a bird’s voice or a human in a hang glider or Daedelus when he thought his son would obey! For Icarus, the updraft certainly had a price. For those who hang glide near California’s Fort Fungston or Italy’s Apennines–an updraft means a longer time in the sky and a longer glide down . . .

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  3. Ah, I think there is always a risk, when seeking freedom, that one might fall. But it is better to try than not to know if one can succeed!

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  4. “through the desert I have crawled
    the journey is bumpy
    beneath liberty I’ll stand tall”

    Personal effort is essential for maintaining freedom.

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  5. __ I, the contrary, have ‘stolen’ the words of your last triplet here, and adjusted ‘cost’ to its contrary… ‘virtue. The words still belong to you, Moonie. Thanks. _m

    birds first flight
    this updraft has its virtue
    freedom

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