We Can Fly

My friend Ginger Brown wrote this poem…


Beyond the blue, up where the clouds reside,
an eagle soared across the open sky
and as above the pines he circled high,
the final flames of twilight slowly died.

While watching from the ground below, I sighed.
I always thought one day I’d learn to fly,
but growing up to be so scared and shy,
I hardly ever dared to step outside.

Now standing in the cold and dark, I turned
toward the warmth and light behind my door
and then I heard a Voice that filled the night.

He said, “Abandon all for which you yearned.
If you embrace My Way, you’ll find much more.
The time has come for you to start your flight.”

When I first heard this poem, it really resonated with me. While I’ve done a lot in my life, I sometimes wonder if I’m not holding back. That maybe I’m afraid to really soar. Am I doing what Creator has in mind for my life? How the poems ends reminds me of this from the Bible, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)



About Beyond The Letter

Mike is a designer and writer. He blogs about the spiritual side of life at www.BeyondTheLetter.com. Additional background and sample pages from his book of spiritual poetry can be found at www.dyingtolivebook.com.

Posted on October 30, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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