Patricia Grantham

Gold Star - 6,442 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

If I Could Fly - Poem by Patricia Grantham

If I could fly high in the air like the birds up above
Then seek out any person that doesn't know how to love
Looking down upon the earth and seeing all of its glory
Take to the sky like the morning dove and tell the all time story

When flying far beneath the clear and brilliant skies
Listening to the hungry and hearing their solemn cries
Rising high above the rooftops and trying to see within
People fighting for their freedom and wanting ever to win

Soaring high like the eagle that is sharper than any bird
Spreading of food to the hungry and speaking a kind word
Darting up and down like the sparrow to and fro in the air
Flying around the whole wide world spreading nothing but cheer

Sing like the robin perched on a fence near the gate
Peck at the heart that is filled with so much hate
Gather up the dried grapes hanging on the vines so free
Circle around the lush green forest and rest upon a tree

Coasting and careening up to the greatest of heights
Seeking to understand mankind and his enormous plights
Finally to rest in a place where daylight turns to dark
Yearning ever to fly again a new flight to embark

Copyright 2013

Topic(s) of this poem: world peace

Comments about If I Could Fly by Patricia Grantham

  • Unwritten Soul (6/16/2016 9:21:00 AM)

    You are wise and stronger woman, definitely seen your spirit strong on this write...soaring high..high than eagle! (Report) Reply

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  • Melvina Germain (11/6/2015 6:53:00 AM)

    Thank you for such an first of all amazing flight, I'm uplifted, you have motivated me this morning and this poem gives off such fantastic inspiration. I wish for the people of this world to read this and soak up the energy that is woven through every line. I hope you publish this poem in a book, I will be among the first to buy that book Patricia..... (Report) Reply

  • Sofia Kioroglou (10/15/2015 7:36:00 AM)

    Awesome piece! I enjoyed every word of it. Good ink. Thank you for sharing your work with the world! Have a nice day! (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/14/2015 8:54:00 AM)

    But you can fly! You have flown very high in this beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/14/2015 8:53:00 AM)

    Lovely lines that are loaded with creativity. Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2015 7:43:00 AM)

    Fine thoughts one would do if only you could fly in the sky spreading love and cheer very nice spread love with your words...regards (Report) Reply

  • Dorothy- A. Holmes (4/28/2015 11:21:00 AM)

    A delightful verse, teased the senses!
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  • Patricia Grantham (4/25/2015 7:29:00 PM)

    A heartfelt thank you to PH (for selecting it as Poem of the Day and poet members for your lovely comments on my poem If I Could Fly. I hope to remain worthy of your good wishes an to keep on flying to higher heights.

    Best regards to all,
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  • Godfrey Morris (4/24/2015 11:58:00 PM)

    Great poem. Well crafted. (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2015 3:30:00 PM)

    I think all of us have had that same dream of flying, but you expressed it very well.
    And I think that now you must be flying high, now that this poem was selected as Poem of the Day!
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  • Clarence Prince (4/24/2015 1:46:00 PM)

    Only I could fly, I would soar like an eagle!
    Nice work, thanks for sharing!
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  • (4/24/2015 4:09:00 AM)

    a good heart wants to fly to see the miseries of the world and willingly likes to rectify all those humanitarian issues., , I like the concept and the rhythm of this beautifully written wonderful poem.

    but you may be too late...may be 105 years...Though the governments of the world watch the agony of the world through their legal and spy satellites they have not done much, except selling the arms to the war ridden countries and feeding their refugees..
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  • (4/24/2015 3:57:00 AM)

    Beautiful train of thoughts, well articulated and nicely penned in poetic diction. A poem with lovely rhyme scheme. Thanks for sharing and remain blessed Patricia. It's always a pleasure to read your poems. (Report) Reply

  • Jaishree Nair (4/24/2015 12:42:00 AM)

    Flying high above the world like a bird spreading love and joy .wonderful thought. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (1/26/2015 10:28:00 AM)

    This is a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Trong Phan (10/16/2014 1:41:00 AM)

    Human have not wings, but always can fly by his imaginaries and intelligence. Deep and nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (10/10/2014 7:48:00 AM)

    A beautiful lovely poem giving me wings to fly. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (10/24/2013 1:34:00 AM)

    t's a lovely poem with noble thoughts, wishing people with all goodness. So good to read. Patricia a poet can not be a poet or can not excel either if there is no dream within..... Love this imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Efe Benjamin (9/18/2013 2:15:00 PM)

    lovely write, good use of imagery, great poem i'll give it a 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (8/25/2013 6:58:00 AM)

    @Aftab Alam Khurseed
    This poem that I wrote has all of the effects of being in a dream. I am sure
    this is the way most of those who read it have felt. When I wrote It I thought of the
    birds and how they fly. They see everything but can't tell or reason about it. We all
    know that humans can't fly. This poem was written in such a way to connect the
    reader with the poem. We may not fly but we can put on wings of love, mercy, peace,
    grace, kindness and many other attributes. Best regards my poet friend.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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