Nov PAD Chapbook Challenge Day 17 – ‘Flight is for the Birds’

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Day 17 of the challenge already. Don’t know quite where this month has gone, but anyway! Today we had a choice of either writing a poem with the title ‘Ode to a (blank)’ or ‘(blank) is for the birds’. I opted for the latter, and ended up writing something that is probably a bit more inspirational and hopeful than yesterday’s rather bleak offering, haha. Hope it has a positive effect on you, dear reader…

Flight is for the Birds


Though it may be tempting
To turn tail and run
From the hustle and hassle
And all of the hurtful words,
You must stay on solid ground
Because flight is for the birds.

Instead of fleeing, fight on
For what you know is true.
Don’t let the dissenters send you
To the cell of silence.
Resist the urge to retreat
And stand with rigid feet.

Don’t lose the game of life
Over the blind and ignorant.
Play your chosen cards
In spite of the cynics
And put your foot down
Because flight is for the birds.

Like this poem? Read more in my first poetry collection, ‘The Awakening’, available NOW for download as an eBook on Amazon. Check it out <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Awakening-Selection-Poems-

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