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Afraid to Fly

There once was a bird, somewhat absurd,
who was afraid to fly;
he was born with the rest, inside of a nest,
up high on a mountainside.

When off his mother flew and their hunger grew,
they knew they were on their own;
and let me tell you mister, when his brother and sister
flew off he was all alone.

As the hours he counted and his hunger mounted,
he knew he would have to fly;
because he was afraid he cried and prayed
for the courage, at least, to try.

So he spread his wings, thought of other things,
and jumped off the mountainside;
as he started to fall, “flap your wings” he heard called
from his mother who was nearby.

She was always perched above, watching with maternal love,
knowing this was a lesson they had to learn;
she was full of pride gliding by his side,
as the scared one finally took his turn.

So, when you feel all alone and there is a flight to be flown
know there are loved ones often unseen;
who you know it is true are watching you
and have not flown away just to be mean.

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  1. Date: 11/19/2014 3:12:00 AM
    Greetings Joe. Applause to your great work and WIN! :-)

  1. Date: 11/19/2014 12:53:00 AM
    Loved your tale and congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/18/2014 10:16:00 PM
    Great form, fun conversion of a simple truth, credible moral, it all works perfectly. A real feather in your cap. Congratulations on your first place win.

  1. Date: 11/18/2014 7:00:00 PM
    Your poem also took flight, congratulations!

  1. Date: 11/18/2014 6:36:00 PM
    excellent story and I loved the ending:-) many congrats on your win:-) Hugs jan xx

  1. Date: 11/18/2014 4:00:00 PM
    Great story Joe. I really like this one. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 7:11:00 AM you, i try to gently pass on hope in my work...a wonderful gift of love you generously share! Beautiful work! My friend! And delighted to see you stop by! jimbo

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 4:53:00 PM
    Beautiful and inspiring, Joe. Good one, my friend. I like your gentle side. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:54:00 AM
    Bet you are as awesome as this poem, and I bet I'd win, hands down, love to you Joe xxx