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The Irony

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March 2015 745

I would not have soared
If it were not for you
Finding fault in my feathers
As I flew

Your doubts became my updrafts
Scrutiny sculpted wings
Lifting my heavy heart
To higher ground

I made steps
From your stone grey eyes
And they have served me well
For taking off
Propelling me gently
Into turquoise skies

~

Inspired by Gabriella’s poetic prompt for dVerse as we reflect on vocations.

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  1. This is exquisitely lovely.

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  2. I can relate. I’m glad you found your power πŸ™‚

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  3. This was gorgeous! I loved the ultimately triumphant feeling.

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  4. That is exactly the right way to react.. show’em they are wrong.. I like the imagery of flying, we need to leave the grey for cerulean skies.

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  5. I love the imagery of being propelled into turquoise skies ~ Good for you to have that inspiration ~

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  6. A vocation against the odds and prediction is one that was worth pursuing I am sure. I like your poem and the image of soaring (one of my favorite words).

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  7. Wonderful to know someone who makes one soar! That person is a keeper.

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  8. I agree, exsquisitely lovely.

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  9. Finding fault in my feathers as I flew… sigh!

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  10. That person is a keeper and true… Those who are real with us are the ones we need, not ass-kissers. Great write!

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    • I agree with the second part of your comments for sure, Anthony. I don’t appreciate “ass kissers” at all…and I like to tell it like it is. However, sometimes people can be over scrutinizing. I think we can “fly” if people believe in us too.

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  11. This gives the song Wind Beneath my Wings new meaning πŸ™‚ Loved the final stanza and the turquoise skies

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  12. Wonderful! Your first stanza really set the pace… “Finding fault in my feathers as I flew…” Simply stunning!

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  13. you’ve captured that idea that we rarely understand our limitations – and breaking through them is an emotional step

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  14. Criticism…especially when given with care and compassion, can truly be a blessing…especially if you are willing to take it in the manner intended.

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  15. This poem soars with insight…and inspiration. Perfect title!

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  16. hypercryptical

    Exquisitely lovely indeed. Beautiful inspirational words. I wish I’d wrote it!
    Anna :o]

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  17. I felt this. I know this. I’ve lived this. Wonderfully done!

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