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DADDY WANTED TO FLY

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DADDY WANTED TO FLY

Daddy wanted to fly
while growing up in the thirties
watching daredevil barnstorming pilots
in two seat bi-planes with wing walkers
facing down the wind

Daddy wanted to fly
when he cut holes in a bed sheet for his hands
Laced ribbon to tie around his neck
Sewed on a few rows of chicken feathers
and jumped off the barn
His mother wore out a hickory switch
on his backside     But

Daddy wanted to fly
WWII gave him an opportunity
He winged his way over the water to Europe
and learned to maintain his beloved planes
He watched single engine British Spitfires
American Mustangs and Thunderbolts
vanish into the horizon in search of enemy aircraft

Daddy wanted to fly
as passenger planes grew in size and scope
moving more people in shorter amounts of time
His family also expanded as children were born
so he took to the rivers instead of the skies
working on barges    And contented himself
watching Piper crop dusters fly low
over fertile fields running alongside the water

Daddy wanted to fly
but time rushed past
His heart gave out
And Daddy finally got his wings

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  1. Date: 1/14/2014 8:11:00 AM
    I can see why this poem had me add you to my favorite poets. I have absolutely loved everything I have read that you have written. There is such a warmth and life to your work. God has been very generous to you and you make him proud each time you write.

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 11:58:00 AM
    An wonderful story of your daddy in such an eloquent voice ... love your magical work :)

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 8:39:00 AM
    Monterey, you are a very talented writer. I enjoyed this poem immensely! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 7:30:00 PM
    wonderful write ...Seren

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 8:19:00 PM
    you are amazing xxxvxxx

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 7:57:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading again. Thanks for your visits and comments

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 9:17:00 AM
    A beautiful piece about your fathers life. Brilliantly written. Glad I got the chance to read it.

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 4:28:00 PM
    Monterey hi lovely write much enjoyed it Shadow x

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 11:25:00 AM
    YOu are so amazing, truly, Monterey. I hope more and more poets here discover your gems of poetry. The way you organize your poems so that each stanza is contributing toward the ultimate line. That is one of the things i look for in good poetry and you never fail to satisfy!

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 4:08:00 AM
    This is an excellent poem my dear friend Monterey! I love reading it from beginning to end! And I'm so touched. I again remembered my dad. Thank you so much for sharing! You're a great poet as well! Kudos! Have a blessed and grace-filled weekend!

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 1:50:00 AM
    Wonderful!Got to read more of your poems later.

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Beautiful, really beautiful! I can identify with your Daddy's wanting to fly. I'm about ready for my wings... Great poem.... Jake

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 5:11:00 PM
    Wow this is so beautiful and emotional. Straight to my favorites. I am adding you to my favorite poets as well.