s./j. goldner

Rookie (March 2nd,1984 / USA)

Bird Girl - Poem by s./j. goldner

Some say I may just be
Stretching my wings.
“Oh don’t worry, she’s just
Stretching her wings.
Yes, she’ll settle down soon.”

No—no, you see,
This is an explosion inside
One of the best of it’s kind.
No—no, you see,
I’m learning to fly.


Comments about Bird Girl by s./j. goldner

  • Narayanan Kutty Pozhath (5/1/2018 12:05:00 AM)


    Learning to fly is a phenomenon one must master. Beautiful words. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/31/2008 4:01:00 AM)


    Susan How wonderful is this! You have control over your destiny. I loved the imagery. Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • (9/9/2008 2:28:00 AM)


    Liked reading this poem this evening. Inspirational. Sincerely, Connie Webb (Report) Reply

  • Jon Alan (9/24/2007 2:55:00 PM)


    Amen to you sweet Goldy Locks, you know how to take eight or so lines and create a huge meaning and image, superb! (Report) Reply

  • (7/6/2007 2:01:00 AM)


    Fly Bird Girl! Fly Out and high, Focus on your Stretching Power, Listen to your own Inner Voice, Don't get Mad, nor look back, Enjoy your OWN Flight! (Report) Reply

  • Melanie Emiko (6/28/2007 3:07:00 PM)


    I thought I might have have read it once. I checked and yes I did. But still, the wit you brought in here continues to draw my wonder. There is such a tenacious grasp of a Goldner kind that penetrates every aspect of disguised human nature. (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2007 5:30:00 AM)


    I have a daughter who is about your age and she is a very talented artist who had grown tired of her art. I was worried by some of her latest interests in that none of them seemed to be in the direction of a career. I asked her what she wanted to do with her life and she answered, 'Dad, What will happen tomorrow? ' I shut up. Because as you know, none of us know. Stretch your wings and learn to fly because the truth is.... you will also need to know how to land and one better, how to crash land. You will go far as a writer....if that is what you want. (Report) Reply

  • (2/4/2007 6:26:00 PM)


    I want you to fly, write poems, sing songs, break hearts, find your muse, and Dear Sus, I trust you in all these things.
    Uriah
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  • Melanie Emiko (2/3/2007 9:47:00 PM)


    A great poem indeed. Easily understood but it flirts the heart. Close to the heart, that is. It's like a scene of a favorite movie one does not forget. (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2007 10:47:00 AM)


    'an explosion inside, one of the best of its kind...' it's that very same explosion that sent me on a cross country journey of self exploration just 4 months ago.

    life without such learning is pointless. I heart this poem.
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  • (1/8/2007 5:13:00 AM)


    Beautiful - just carrry on stretching those wings and fly above the clouds... take care and a Happy New Year. Joey (Report) Reply

  • (1/3/2007 4:40:00 PM)


    Why waste the glory that could be this life? Why shouldn't you soar to the limits of what you have in you? Forget those who would confine you to normality, who would break your wings if they could get away with it. You don't have to take them seriously. Inhibition is the enemy. All this you know already. Keep flying. (Report) Reply

  • (10/1/2006 4:57:00 AM)


    You're being too modest. Judging from this piece, I'd say you're actually soaring. You are a most gifted artist and it's readily evident. Keep soaring. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (9/1/2006 7:38:00 AM)


    Keep learning girl, enjoy life---excellent poem--Melvina (Report) Reply

  • (8/10/2006 2:05:00 PM)


    Fantastic! Hey my bird! learn quickly before they make boundaries and barriers in the sky? (Report) Reply

  • (8/6/2006 6:21:00 AM)


    Hi Sus, I've loved your poems for very long, even if I have never said it.
    BWF.
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  • (8/1/2006 2:14:00 AM)


    One of your very best! It's one to read and re-read! (Report) Reply

  • (7/29/2006 11:03:00 PM)


    Great, just great! Definitely I shall read all of your poems. I always liked bird poems, to start with... (Report) Reply

  • (7/3/2006 5:42:00 AM)


    aren't we all bad girls learning to fly? ...i would like to fall if fall i have to..anything! ! ! to be given the right to fall...love...nalini (Report) Reply

  • (6/20/2006 9:25:00 AM)


    It's nice. Works. I quickly read through a few of yours. You have a strong mind and consciousness. Will try to read more, though my time's very limited these days. Thank you for your comment about mine yesterday. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 2, 2006


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