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For those who flew

When winter winds did blow
Across the clouds, so many years ago,
And she, as green as leaves
Before they fell to Earth
Who picked them up
As something else again.

Before the flowers bloomed
On trees so ready for the spring
The efflorescent sun
Could sternly see
The tick-tick-tick
Of that which went
And swept them all away again.

She, who jumped and ran
(And such) could think
But how the tick-tick-tick
Would watch her go
And slowly smile and hide his teeth
He'd lie in wait
Before he'd show himself to her again.

And as he moved her on
She found her wings and flew
And kissed the sky, the sun of which
Would smile, but the tick-tick-tick
Would call her back
(She would obey)
Desire floating through her heart
And he would laugh again.

And down she'd come
To fight him off;
To hold him close;
For through the bars the lark wouldn't sing
And in the cage she wept and fought
To call him back again.


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  1. Date: 4/22/2012 2:00:00 PM

    it was nice stopping by to read your poem today...hope you enjoy it here at poetry soup..keep the good work up....
  1. Date: 4/16/2012 1:11:00 PM

    Welcome to the soup, Emma! You can really feel the power you showing in your poetry, hope to see more of you on the soup! Keep up the good work! oxox Laila
  1. Date: 4/16/2012 6:22:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Emma. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 4/15/2012 1:05:00 PM

    I enjoyed reading your work... Hope to see more soon.
  1. Date: 4/15/2012 12:50:00 PM

    Beautiful sense of freedom sought!! Well written Emma!! I really liked it... Love Diana

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