Fly Solo!

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Cattle Egret – taking off -By Atanu Chakraborty

When a bird let’s go off the perch …
Does the bird look around for relatives?
Comrades of same feathers to accompany
Does it seek, during flight, some life perspectives?
From a higher vantage point, some harmony

When a bird let’s go off the perch …
Does the bird itself taking flight
Become a perspective?
For those looking up to it

When a bird let’s go off the perch …
It finds the ability to fly above it all
Any kind of wrongness or rightness
Leaving all hesitation behind
Its flight is all lightness
The joy and strength in its wings
A sense of freedom it rings

The ability to fly off the perch in itself
Is a maturity in perspectives
It is the ability to simply Be
Your potential and your joy and your ease

What helps you fly in the first place
Is your letting go in space
Of all that you hold on to
Sometimes it is the need for control
Sometimes the lack of trust
To let go and follow your soul

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39 thoughts on “Fly Solo!

  1. This is brilliant, one of your best for sure.

    Especially liked this stanza

    When a bird let’s go off the perch …
    Does the bird itself taking flight
    Become a perspective?
    For those looking up to it

    And then the last stanza describing how this is actually done.

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  2. “A maturity in perspectives”. That’s a line poetry classes could delve into for years.

    I love this post I.L. It’s one that I read now, and will think about later today while I’m at work. I know without a doubt it will pop into my head. And I will try to envision what it is you wrote.

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  3. I have read a lot of poetry on blogs, but I always find time to read every one of yours. You write about perspective in such a beautiful way. I completely admire your talent and how you see things.
    Just like the bird letting go and flying alone, we have to let go of our fears and let go too!

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  4. You really have a knack of words. Such wonderful feeling of self love, self awareness and the confidence to finally fly on your own, put across in such simple words! Such words often pour out of souls who are building themselves.This is magical!

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