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Takeoff Poems

Takeoff Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of takeoff poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for takeoff.

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Premium Member Go Figure
facing fear
he boarded the plane
which some minutes after takeoff
violently shook and then plummeted toward earth—
him being sad, not over his impending death, but having just won the lottery

February 29, 2020
F G I irony
Brian Strand, sponsor

The last line of 21 syllables...Read More
Categories: takeoff, fear, irony,
Form: Fibonacci

Morning musing
I remember that day
	a early spring day
cold snow melted away
	and grass turning green

long cold winter gone
	days of shivering cold
dormant brown grass lay not
	beneath crystal blanket cold

spring task was before
	needing to be done
in cool early morn
	before warmth of the sun

warm house...Read More
Categories: takeoff, poetry,
Form: Free verse
meteors shower
underneath the fierce boulder 
the fireflies takeoff

December-07-2019...Read More
Categories: takeoff, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Natural Heartbeats-Collaboration
Surrounded by kaleidoscopic colors of every hue,
From blue-black nighttime, to redbird's dawn debut;
So easy to see why it all began in a garden green,
Stirring emotions supernal, which had never been seen!

In the presence of dazzling, blush gardens of June,
Filled with...Read More
Categories: takeoff, animal, beauty, butterfly, color, emotions, imagery, nature,
Form: Couplet
Secret Stress
E-ven a pilot 
F-ears the heights above the clouds, 
G-lad though tto takeoff.

Topic: Birthday of Emilie F. Garcia (March 23) 
Form: Acrostic Senryu...Read More
Categories: takeoff, birthday,
Form: Senryu

The Racetrack
                     The Racetrack 

   A momentous and thrilling place 
   where people lose their pace 
...Read More
Categories: takeoff, horse, race,
Form: Free verse
Pain In Flight
A-n aeroplane sounds, 
E-ngines are loud in takeoff, 
M-aking the ears pop. 

Topic: Birthday of Aiza E. Mamba (March 4)
Form: Acrostic Haiku...Read More
Categories: takeoff, birthday,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member To the Moon
In April of '57 the US got quite the shock
   The Soviets launched Sputnik
   The space satellite rock  
We fell behind in the race from that very day,
That is, until we elected a President named
...Read More
Categories: takeoff, america, leadership, moon, race, space,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 'haiku'
blue broken eggshells 
six wings ready for takeoff 
first flight rough landings...Read More
Categories: takeoff, bird,
Form: Haiku
Fall into the Void

Last time thoughts of boosted hope
came toppling down from the launch pad
of inert indecisions 
Malfunction of a dilithium crystal heart ... 
another failed relationship
doomed to never takeoff from the start
Second stage of salvage effort
were just discarded arguments and disappointments
Time...Read More
Categories: takeoff, dark, love hurts, metaphor, space,
Form: Free verse

Fly Like An Aeroplane
J-ust fly like an aeroplane, 
A-scending into the cloud; 
Y-earn to reach the zenith, 
S-oar high above the crowd. 
O-nce you fly like an aeroplane, people watch your rapid rise; 
N-othing can stop your takeoff before the gazers' eyes. 

C-ome...Read More
Categories: takeoff, birthday,
Form: Acrostic
Do the Dangle

He moves fast, so jet set
Go glamour globetrotting,
having amorous affairs cosmopolitan

Carrying no emotional baggage of regret,
no tear-stained cloth spotting
Lonely hearts do get winsome wet when it rain

Make a friendly club bet,
pickup the carry-out before ten
No placebo pills will ease their...Read More
Categories: takeoff, absence, heartbreak, longing, sad love,
Form: Ode
Dare Risk, Travel to the Moon
It seemed that I dared
To climb the stairs toward heaven
Effort over a millennium, or was it timeless? 
A spiritual goal pursued in this endless universe
No pure maidens in the reception line
Just me, newly arrived, still in motion
Without direction, decisiveness, where...Read More
Categories: takeoff, destiny, earth, encouraging,
Form: Free verse
Before Takeoff
The planes were lined up in a queue,
A reminder of something I knew.
     They awaited permission
      Like at intermission 
In theaters outside of the loo.

One by one each one skyward immersed
As...Read More
Categories: takeoff, flying,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Broken Monoku in Series
between black and white – 
                                  ...Read More
Categories: takeoff, fun,
Form: Monoku
Bicycle man
Bicycle man ride, ride fast
I see the wings spreading
increase the speed geometrically
as you reason arithmetically
you are about to fly into air
the bicycle is on takeoff lane
haste, never look up, but your feet
blind passengers you have
deaf and dump surely they are...Read More
Categories: takeoff, political, satire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Operation Money Jump
Thanksgiving, 1971,
a parachute pilgrim approaches Northwest Flight 305
as Dan Cooper, anonymous businessman,  anarchist airborne, 
black suit, black sunglasses, a black tie
and a black briefcase broaching black motives,
Portland to Seattle, prison or criminal pantheon, 
before he can be inducted into...Read More
Categories: takeoff, america, history, mystery,
Form: Epic
Friends Beginning and Ending
Friendships sometimes do takeofff
Remaining friends from year to year
Influenced by love’s stimulI
Ever changes each the other’s life.
Never far away they’ll remainn
Devoted, with your problems fixed,
Survive, remain forever friends.
...Read More
Categories: takeoff, friendship,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member The Faster Takeoff

                            "The Faster Takeoff!....The Truth Or The Lie?"

     ...Read More
Categories: takeoff, introspection, truth,
Form: Monoku
Pure Effulgence

Trekking on a path of life to immortality, 
 Time moves in an eternal cycle of mystery. 
 Neither is there a beginning nor an end. 
 Those gets dissolved who rolls in the time, 
 again appears somewhere...Read More
Categories: takeoff, creation, deep, freedom, god, joy, love, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FLIGHT QZ8501

Abruptly now
Sad tragedy strikes;
Flight enroute

Bad weather 
Storms magnify;
Erupt and hurl

Airplane turmoil
In stormy squall;
Now lost at sea

Surabaya takeoff
Bound for Singapore;
Java Sea crash

Search and Rescue teams
Mounting massive search;
A time-sensitive hunt

Bad weather and time
Pressure our urgency;
A blindfolded seeking

Debris afloat
Physical recovery;
Death deals remains

Our collective...Read More
Categories: takeoff, death,
Form: Free verse
My Dreams
I dream in color with vivid detail
I travel and run and chase
But my favorite dreams I love to have 
Are the dreams where I can fly
I take off slowly and soar thorough the rooms 
Fast or slow as I want
I...Read More
Categories: takeoff, dream, flying,
Form: Narrative
I’m boarding Delta, and it is the end. 
The end of two cumulative months 
Of connection 
Hidden in professionalism. 
A connection too amazing
To admit openly.
I hold my breath during takeoff.
I always think I'm going to explode
In any given second.

During...Read More
Categories: takeoff, absence, change, cry, emotions, farewell, feelings, for
Form: Free verse
Gloria in Profundis
I sensed it in the rock
compressed a thousand feet below.
I saw it in the cardboard box
where some humanity must breathe
the stench of garbage that was once inside.
I heard it flung across the aisle in antiphon
to angel choirs who tend to...Read More
Categories: takeoff, christmas, men,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Chance Encounters
Sitting alone writing on the airplane,
dreaming as takeoff engulfs her imagination;
Destination unknown to all flying early  
winning a trip always so exciting;
Nearby also sits a Prince undercover 
looking up their eyes meet, struck instantly;
Gazing as strangers often do, inspecting,...Read More
Categories: takeoff, adventure, life,
Form: Free verse