Safer

Safer

maybe i wasn’t meant to soar higher yet then
maybe, it wasn’t my time.
for no matter what i do my feet were stuck on the ground.
grounded for long. not that i am complaining. i don’t. never did.
of course it felt better to be standing firm on a solid ground.
’twas my comfort zone. for the longest time.

’till you taught to spread my wings. slowly. gently.
“one flapping of wings at a time”, you said. you told me to move upward.
against the force of gravity. even forward. and like a newborn bird,
i learned how to fly. learned how to adapt. used special features.
for my advantage.

i have learned to appreciate my own weaknesses.
i have capitalized on my strengths to stay up. defy gravity.
and like what they always say, even against all odds.
keeping my feet on the solid ground sure felt better and safe.
and flying was daunting and intimidating and God knows what else.

but the world looks better up there. the fields are greener.
the city is stunning. the night lamposts are my stars.
the honking of the cars are my soothing lullaby. the croosroads and boulevards are easier to navigate this time.
and the people, oh! they are more appealing once you’ve seen them from afar.

and my world, oh! my world is much better up here.
with you beneath my wings. with you keeping me afloat.
with you making me soar higher. fly farther. defying gravity. against all odds.
solid ground sure is safe. but i am safer up here.
with you.
the world, our world is a much better place.

20 Comments

  1. murisopsis says:

    Amazing! This is such a wonderful tribute to the kind of love that sustains instead of diminishes. ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Val…you said it so well….a love that sustains..β€πŸ™

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  2. Sadje says:

    A beautiful symbolic poem Mich. soar high on love.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much SadjeπŸ™β€

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  3. This poem brought joy tears…so beautiful, so heart-touching! Yes, THAT love that lets us be ourselves 100%, helps us grow, keeps us safe, helps us soar and smile! πŸ™‚ ❀️ So beautiful, SweetMich! And perfect pairing with the photo! Oh, when I think of dandelion seeds I remember this quote: β€œBe like a dandelion. Whenever they fall apart, they start again. Have hope.” πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn for sharing that quote and for loving what i write…it made me so happyβ€πŸ™

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Chrisβ€πŸ™

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  4. Eugenia says:

    This is such a joyous and uplifting poem, Mich! To soar high on love is the ultimate embrace of life. Thank you for joining in.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am so happy you like my entry this week Eugi..β€πŸ™

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      1. Eugenia says:

        Always a pleasure, Mich!

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  5. what a beautiful poem of hope Mich. Always growing and spreading our wings! πŸ’–πŸ’–
    “with you making me soar higher. fly farther. defying gravity. against all odds.
    solid ground sure is safe. but i am safer up here.”

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay thank you Cindy for highlighting that line..thank you β€πŸ™

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      1. It’s a gorgeous one Mich… of course!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      2. michnavs says:

        πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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      3. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  6. alber0239 says:

    Like your picture.

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