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 Title   [ Click any title below to view poem ]Category Date
 To Fly High and Free Poems To Our Troops 8/15/2019
 The Seduction Love 8/14/2019
 There is Always Hope Inspirational Poems 8/14/2019
 Gathering the Echoes Grieving and Loss 8/3/2019
 Never Too Old to Write Life 7/31/2019
 My Soldier's Love Love 7/31/2019
 And When She Smiled Dedications 7/24/2019
 Making Friends With Change Insight 7/22/2019
 Stolen Moments Love 7/20/2019
 I Forgive... Love Gone Bad 7/20/2019
 It Was Your Kiss Love 7/19/2019
 Blessed Spring Nature 7/18/2019
 Smiles Inspirational Poems 7/18/2019
 Am I That Easy to Forget? Love 7/17/2019
 Humiliation Senryu 7/16/2019
 Snowfall Haiku 7/16/2019
 Come, Touch the Stars With Me Unrequited Love 7/16/2019
 Aubrey Love 6/30/2019
 My Summer Place Nature 6/18/2019
 Ribbons of Gold Love 6/17/2019
 Tabby I Love You 6/17/2019
 Teach My Heart Love 6/16/2019
 Daddy's Girl I Love You 6/15/2019
 He's with Me Inspirational Poems 6/14/2019
 Her Song of Peace Inspirational Poems 6/14/2019
 A Smile From God Love 6/13/2019
 You Are Enough Inspirational Poems 6/10/2019
 Just the Way I Am Insight 6/10/2019
 New Traditions Life 6/7/2019
 I Would've Told You Unrequited Love 6/6/2019
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To Fly High and Free

Tis a dream imagined…to fly high and free
That was all Mathew had on his mind,
Revelry was being called and he anxiously prepares himself…
To fly the skies alone…leaving his fetters behind.

His excitement knew no bounds as he climbed into the cockpit
Thinking that all his flying lessons had paid off,
The day had finally arrived…
To realize his dream that his buddies used to scoff.

Yes, he had flown high in the skies in training
And while that was thrilling and new,
It was not the same as doing it alone
As he was about to do.

As he started the plane and took off into the morning sun
He had a broad smile upon his face,
He maneuvered his plane to get in formation with the others
And had managed to find his place.

They flew into Zone 1…where the worst of the fighting was
They were supposed to drop off the new troops in their plane,
And pick up the wounded…returning them to a MASH unit
Where they could get their wounds treated…easing their pain.

He volunteered to make this same flight
Over the next three days straight,
The days were getting longer each time he went out
He had barely slept, yet he was still eager to carry his weight.

As he was flying back to the base on the fourth day out
His plane took a hit from enemy fire,
He tried to control the plane as it drifted upon the wind
His guiding it toward the woods below became dire.

When he came to, he checked himself for injuries and had little
So he crawled out of the plane...climbing down the closest tree,
As he was thanking God for saving him…he felt a gentle touch
And then it struck him…that it was because of those soldiers…
Fighting for HIS COUNTRY'S freedom…
That he was even ABLE to FLY HIGH AND FREE.

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