Jem Baker

Rookie (02 March 1992 / Queensland)

A New Way To Fly - Poem by Jem Baker

Like birds on a high line
They line up at night time at the bar
They all once were lovebirds
Now bluebirds are all that they are
They landed in hell
The minute they fell from love's sky
And now they hope in the wine
That they'll find a new way to fly

A new way to fly
Far away from goodbye
Above the clouds and the rain
The memories and the pain
And the tears that they cry
Now the lessons been learned
They've all crashed and burned
But they can leve it behind
If they could just find
A new way to fly

By the end of the night
They'll be high as a kite once again
And they don't seem to mind all the time
Or the money they spend
It's a high price to pay
to just find a way to get by
But it's worth every dime
If they find a new way to fly

They'll leave it behind
As soon as they find
A new way to fly


Comments about A New Way To Fly by Jem Baker

  • okeydokey #3 (7/17/2008 10:06:00 AM)

    Hmm...makes one think.
    I like this one. It is very neat the way it rolls off the tongue.
    The theme is also very recognizably significant.
    The first stanza is my favorite.
    Good stuff, little lady.
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  • Michael Koelliker (6/9/2008 2:43:00 PM)

    very wonderful. i feel the rebirth of the body
    through spent time and money. very good.
    outstanding
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  • Michael Pruchnicki (5/12/2008 3:46:00 PM)

    Well done! Some vivid imagery indeed -
    'They line up at night time at the bar'
    'Now bluebirds are all that they are'

    And for sure as you write-
    'They'll leave it behind
    As soon as they find
    A new way to fly'
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  • Philip Caldwell (5/7/2008 9:23:00 PM)

    awesome poem, good wording too (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 6, 2008



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