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A Free Bird Rising

I remember you                                                                                                                          Like a free bird rising on golden wings                                                                                                     Glowing with the radiance of youth                                                                                                    Not yet ready for womanhood                                                                                                             But taking the leap anyway                                                                                                          As if you knew what lay ahead                                                                                                         And couldn't wait to go                                                                                                                        I remember You                                                                                                                                 Blossoming all at once like Springtime                                                                                                   Tossing your hair over one shoulder                                                                                              Defiant as love against the odds                                                                                                Even now these many years later after college and Vet Nam                                                         After marriage and fatherhood                                                                                                    After all my pride and prejudice                                                                                                          MY agonies and ecstasy's                                                                                                                                             I remember you

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 6:40:00 PM
    This is my kind of poetry.... Sweet, lovingly poignant and forever etched into the memory of the intended. Congratulations.... Jake

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 7:28:00 AM
    Ahhh!!! Very expressive and emotive winning work..Enjoyed reading this morn..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 2:08:00 PM
    this is one cool poem, CONGRATS, love Skat

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 10:40:00 AM
    Michael, your poem glows with radiance inspiring bittersweet gentle emotion:) congrats on the win !

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 8:27:00 AM
    A beautiful poem, Michael, very deserving of a win. I hope I'm not reading it incorrectly, but There is a melancholy mood that I appreciate. Congratulations... Jack

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 11:05:00 PM
    captivating.... .... congratulations... from:Linda

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 7:16:00 AM
    I can't help but giggle at this one... as I have often been called defiant myself. hugs, catie :) PS~ Happy Easter, Michael! :)