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Flying - Always

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Flying - Always

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   "She is not earth tied - running, stumbling.
     No one has seen her hiding in shadows.
    Her fear is not here but spread below her
          A claustrophobic obstacle course
    Fetteringly beautiful in its surface beauty.
        She flies eyes down. She is a raptor.
    A predator preying on a wing and a prayer
   For those waiting, against the rocks beyond.
      They pray, while her prey, in turn, prays.
Her hunt is no trivial pursuit but forever survival.
    It is the present that determines her future
     At the top of an interminable food chain."



Inspired by Robert Frost, Escapist - Never
and Tracy Decker's RSVPoetry contest...
though, as it is not really a response, I don't think it qualifies LOL
but I had great fun writing it.

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  1. Date: 12/31/2008 2:19:00 PM
    The ulimate survival instinct: kill or be killed...literally and figuratively. I understand this concept more than you can know. Wonderful write...best of luck in the contest, Nigel. I've entered a few myself, trying new forms, fumbling all the way! Thanks for your kind comments! Donna G.

  1. Date: 12/31/2008 9:06:00 AM
    The vivid imagery conveys your thoughts in a creative way. Good luck in the contest. I hope you have a wonderful New Year! Keep on writing. Karen

  1. Date: 12/29/2008 10:05:00 AM
    This was very interesting....prehistoric and imaginative. Best wishes, Sara:)

  1. Date: 12/29/2008 8:26:00 AM
    Great write i love the play on words "Pray" and "Prey". good luck! Blessings, ~Michaela~

  1. Date: 12/26/2008 10:04:00 PM
    This indeed describes the depth of prehistoric creatures and even a tribute to animals of nature today,,life is a circle and so is the food chain,,Thank you for reading and leaving your words upon my poetry,,,blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 12/26/2008 2:49:00 PM
    reminds me of the accursed furies of mythical lore. good discription. john

  1. Date: 12/24/2008 1:25:00 AM
    Have a Blessed Christmas Nigel (& some local ham)Rgds Brian.Stilton will always live on don't fear.In Melton they top it on their pies.Now there is a Christmas delicacy

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 9:09:00 PM
    Nigel, this is great whether you qualify or not. The imagery is great. I lve the line "They pray...." Very clever! Thanks for your comments. Happy Holidays to you and yours!!! Love Robin

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 6:44:00 PM
    Nigel wonderfully written - merry Christmas & God Bless ps Good luck in the contest, MJ

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 6:10:00 PM
    Excellent poem, Nigel. Robert Frost would think so too...I'm sure of it!! Great job, and no need to wish you luck...this looks like a winning poem!~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 6:04:00 PM
    Nigel just wonderful! Robert Frost is truly one of my favorite poets! Laura :) Merry Christmas!

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 9:04:00 AM
    What a great one. I do love my dear Robert Frost and he would like this. BG

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 8:07:00 AM
    We have daily visits now from Red Kites over our part of Bucks.A mosr appropriate write Nigel.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 5:33:00 AM
    A beautiful tribute to Sir. Robert Frost - one of my favorites. :) always a pleasure to read you, love, Kristin

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 4:33:00 AM
    Wow. Just read Mr. Frost's poem and this is one is an awesome rsvp. It spells winner big time. I know I've said it before but you are one amazing poet Mr. Fawcett. Love both poems. Each are filled with great depth. Here's to the luck you won't be needing in the contest! Happy holidays dear friend! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 4:30:00 AM
    Hello my friend. This is just amazing. The visuals in this are Wow! Love it! You are so inspiring. I still haven't decided if I am going to enter this one or not. Great job. Love your crazy friend, Tink

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 4:29:00 AM
    Wow. I love the play on prey and pray in this piece Nigel. Haunting and scary. You captured the mood well. Great job as usual. Chris.