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Jumbo jets vs jays or jackdaws

If only we could fly like
those that tweet or hoot
without aid of jet or

For I sure don't like
wings that roar
just so they can take off
and soar

Ah, to fly without petrol, diesel
or fuel
Oh, to halt that taloned midair

Birds they don't pollute
the air
nor need they any airline

So if only I too could rise
and glide
and let the wind be my
sole guide

I'd be happy to fly all the
way to 'em' faraway stars
if I was assured I'd risk
no charring scars.

Flying without aviation
I could be sightseeing
many more cities

Ah I so wish to fly just
like a jay or jackdaw
Then I'd fly across all and
every border
For I'd know nor follow
no man-made law!

About this poem

Author's Note *Nb. by midair duel i meant what i watched on TV, of eagles fighting in midair talons locked and all.

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Submitted by S.Zaynab.Kamoonpury on December 02, 2021

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  • georgehodgson03
    really nicely written poem i would love to know what you think of my one as im new here
    LikeReplyReport 18 months ago
  • edilions
    Interested read
    thanks for checking mine too
    I just wrote a new one called Moving on...
    LikeReplyReport 18 months ago
    • S.Zaynab.Kamoonpury
      Thanks for the feedback, i will read yours shortly.
      LikeReplyReport 18 months ago
  • Ronald-Bunch
    A take on flying that I never heard of before in combination. Great work. Loved it!
    LikeReplyReport 18 months ago
  • robertrad2021
    nice, i like how the words denote the urge to soar free without fetters.
    LikeReplyReport8 months ago
    • S.Zaynab.Kamoonpury
      wow you summed it up so aptly. Thanks for fine comment,
      LikeReplyReport 18 months ago
  • ludy_b
    If only we had wings ... Luckily we can dream and write about it. Very nice poem in rhyme and wording.
    LikeReplyReport 18 months ago


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