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I Would Be Flying Right Now

I would be flying right now, this second, way up in the sky,
If I believed that I could.
Which I always believed as a small child.
I flew around in my bedroom nightly,
after brushing my hair one hundred strokes.
Because they forgot to tell me I could not fly.

My twin sister thought it was hilarious. 
She kept asking me how I could do that.
I knew I could and so I did.
It is that easy.
Weirdly enough, the experts kept
telling me it could not be done, that it was
a lie. That I was not able to fly.

I believed them, and so the flying stopped.
I am sad about this sometimes.
Only my twin and I know I can do it.
It is a matter of keeping myself
away from the others....

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 3/5/2019 1:45:00 PM
Children are so full of optimism and possibly, until someone tells them they can't do it, sadly infecting them with negativity...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/5/2019 7:03:00 PM
So sad when I see a child shut down completely from a person who has no idea what they just said was devastating.
Date: 3/5/2019 4:49:00 AM
Sometimes one has to keep still within ones soul. Love~ Panagiota Always wowed by the amount of great poetry you write. Add to that your 100 percent support of this site and other poets. So envious, Panagiota
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/5/2019 4:53:00 AM
Thank you Panagiota. I am one of those rare 85 words per minute typists which helps and I do try to be as supportive as time will allow. Working full time usually takes me away a few hours a day, but we have had 11 days off school for ice, snow, and bitter cold wind chills. A record year of staying home! I always had children around who took up maximum amounts of time. I truly miss that!