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Afraid To Fly

Life spins out of control…
today I slip into oblivion, floating without roots
over the sun, slowly turning from all I can see,
spinning against the wind, against the earth.
When do I fall?
                    I should be enjoying the ride.
                              I’ve always been afraid to fly…
                                       
 afraid of what’s below and all the spaces between –
                          maybe afraid of me.      
How old will I be when the spinning stops?
I’m getting dizzy, feeling faint…
Minute by minute, I count down – 10, 9, 8…
I’m surely not alone!

Words ground me…yes, I’ll write a poem.
Every letter’s like a hum in my head –
notes in a never ending song.

I’ll write a poem for you and only you.
A poem you’ll never read
               because you think you know me.

You think you know my song.
Perhaps, if you took the time to really read,
you’d find a little piece of me…carry it in your pocket
like a treasure to behold.

I’m spinning out of control…you don’t know, you don’t see.

Only God knows why…help me God enjoy the ride.    

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  1. Date: 1/31/2015 4:11:00 PM

    Rhonda, your free verse is beautifully flowing and full of wonder and wonderful words and lines, well done and thanks for visiting my poetry ~~
  1. Date: 1/31/2015 3:46:00 AM

    A wonderful write Rhonda, Do enjoy and share your heart. Always a pleasure to read...LINDA
  1. Date: 1/30/2015 9:14:00 PM

    wow, you are so amazing. Another one to fave from you. I just never realized how good you were until you came back to us. you are taking the place of Susan Adams for me. She was such an amazing poet with free verse too. I sure do miss her.
  1. Date: 1/30/2015 4:14:00 PM

    What a gripping love poem . . . what pain we feel when someone we love deeply does not see the "real" me . . . our world shakes and we are dizzy. This poem has great depth and feeling . . . a strong vulnerable voice . . . . a prayer of faith. One of my favorite of your works. 7
  1. Date: 1/30/2015 10:33:00 AM

    Absolutely thrilling!!! Rhonda!!! Loved this piece. How beautiful...You have such a way with words...Only God knows why! Yes...It's true. He knows us better than we know ourselves...after all we are his handiwork. Hugs Oh....Love the format as well...really gave credence to the words.

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