Monday, April 13, 2009

"So We Decided To Fly"

Prompt: Take the phrase "So we decided to (blank)" and fill in the blank.

April 12, 2009


"So We Decided To Fly"

They told us that we could never
be anything more than
what we are, but you never believed
what they said and you laughed.
So we decided to be more.

They told us that we could never
know as much as those with
better breeding; that we would always
be less. But I knew better and laughed.
So we decided to learn.

They told us that we could never
escape the trap we were in and that
we would always view the world
through a cage. But you saw a way out.
So we decided to run.

They told us we could never
run from the past; that it would always
haunt us. But we looked at each other and
knew that we could win.
So we decided to fly.

3 comments:

BooksforLife said...

... So did you write the poem thing or did you find it and just fill in the blank thing?

ambersun said...

I like the theme of this poem - succeeding despite the odds and not listening to the negativity of other people.

Here's hoping we can all fly.

Amber

Blire Daeriel said...

BooksforLife: I wrote the poem. The prompt was for the title and the subject of the poem. I got it from this site: http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/

Amber: Indeed. :)