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The Flight of Freedom



The mountains with sheer faces of rock,
jutting out and up so high,
in the heat of a radiant sun above,
not a cloud to be seen,
but a clear blue sky.
The scenic expanse,
panoramic and so clear,
such beauty to admire and to shout,
the rebounding echo in the stillness of calm,
no one to hear.
Soaring high above the mountains in full majesty,
an eagle,
wings outspread,gliding,
so gently and a sight so regal.
Not a sound does this great bird make
in dominance of the air
space,
with such power,
yet with such magnificence and grace.
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Submitted by victor_j on January 23, 2012

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 514
Words 101
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 19

Victor Gatenby

My name is Victor John Gatenby, born in 1958 and native of North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. I am a researcher of genealogy and started to write poetry in 2002, after retiring from public service. Having a creative and compassionate mind, for helping people, that is in my scope to do, I find that by writing poetry, not only expresses my life thoughts, but I feel, gives meaning and inspiration to others. Whether it be fictional or based on fact, the poetry I write will always be read differently and have a differing meaning from one person to the next. My aim is to give a pleasure to the reader without the poetry being too complex or deep, so as not to be understood or enjoyed. Much of my poetry is based upon life events and perceptions. I find that works well and I can draw upon my own experiences, to put into poetry, a literary art form.Those that read my poetry, I hope gain something from it and enjoy reading the same. At the same time, I am committed to contributing to Poetry.com and it's community, by reading the work of other's and appropriately recording constructive criticism and rating work, without prejudice. I expect my work to be critiqued also with respect and common sense. I have a zero tolerant attitude towards any inappropriate work, words, remarks etc.V J Gatenby (Author) more…

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