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Below is the poem entitled THE LONG FALL BACK TO EARTH which was written by poet Kim van Breda. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The furious flapping of broken wings                                                                                                                                        
The wasted futility of shattered dreams                                                                                                                                                                           
The great expectations of soaring high            
                                                                                                                             The diminishing dreams as they fall from the sky
Soaring on the wings of selfish pride                                                                                                                                            
We fly too high, and like Icarus, collide                                                                                                                                     
 From the world we try so hard to leave behind                                                                                                                             
To purge ourselves from all the temperaments of humankind
Take me up to horizons I transcend
Take me down to the earth’s dark edge 
Wash the suffering from off my skin
Teach me how to be whole again
Fly me up on silver wings
Above the places where sirens ring
Warm me up in a mercurial glow
And drop me down to my dreams below
To turn away and not become
More abundant than the tears-- so numb                                                                                                                               A world embracing every predestined heartache
Should I be the one to sacrifice for the sake of fate
After all is said and done I stand alone
Vestige remains of a life I should not own
It takes all I am to continue to believe
In the undeserved benevolence that covered me.

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  1. Date: 5/14/2014 3:50:00 PM
    Kim, I have just read about 15 of your poems and stopped to comment on this one, which I have found the best so far. I liked the mythological reference (somewhat of a cliche, though) and the topic. I do see a big thread of personal angst in many of your poems. Hope you work through that. The best poetry, if written for others, is outwardly directed. I also noticed that Scripture often inspires you. That's a very deep well. Good luck and keep up the writing.

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 8:15:00 AM
    i love this poem and the meaning of it especially youve got talent keep on writing

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 6:04:00 AM
    well written lovely poem>>>

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 3:30:00 AM
    Kim, a very well written poem - life has many sides. - Have a lovely day, hope the sun will shine on you today. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 3:27:00 AM
    Bravo! Good Job.

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 1:38:00 AM
    Dear Kim Your Poem has plucked a chord of pensive thought on the harp-string's of my ageing body, Truly a remarkable in-sight and write,Much Love,Chris