Stretch

He had to do this.
Try this thing.
Jump from the nest with still-wet wings.

Because sometimes
It’s the only way to learn

To stand at the edge
Leaning out
Into the blue

Facing the sun,
Longing,
Wings spread wide

Oooooohhhhhh!
This is how it feels to fly!

Till it suddenly ebbs
And you drop
Straight out of the sky

With a thud
Learning that gravity
Hurts

Maybe more than you knew
And the words that chafed
Might have been wise,

That breeze that ruffled your heart?
Not His.

But its how we learn

To listen
To hear
Amid the din

As He whispers our name
And we step to the edge
Leaning out
Into the blue and

ooooooohhh

Catch His BREATH

S T R E T C H
Our wings in an
Arc across the sky

Step from this earth
And finally learn to

F L Y !

Sharing at DversePoets, where words spill and poets speak.

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13 thoughts on “Stretch

  1. Exhilarating to fly but so much needed to step off. I like it that you also highlighted that it’s not without some falls and lessons. But in the end, is that one can fly. 🙂

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