Eagle On Wings Poem by Valsa George

Eagle On Wings

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Have you watched an eagle in flight?
On wings flayed, it looks a massive kite
It shoots into the heights with unlabored ease
Enjoying the kiss of passing breeze

Quickly disappearing into the seamless sky
It becomes invisible to every gazing eye
Is there any other bird so awesomely regal
As this avian king in grandeur proverbial?

Over crags and peaks it flies aloft
Displaying many an aerial feat
Soaring, circling, diving and dipping
It springs and sways on wings flapping

With unassailable might, it braves the wind
Pushing aside every obstacle behind
Gliding solitary over the sailing cloud
To which territory it sneaks away from the crowd?

Who can ignore this wonderful sight?
When an eagle elegantly takes off in flight
No other bird can soar to such height
And none can beat it in its might

With an unmatched range of wider vision
How it spots its prey with precision
So intent and focused on its decision
Nothing on Earth can give it any diversion

With sharp talons and a curved beak
And strength enough to subdue the meek
It swoops down over the ones that cower
And preys upon what it wants to devour

Oh bird of grace! You are never fettered
The entire sky you have verily conquered
You enjoy the upward thrust of a storm
And across its current coolly swim

Let us soar like an eagle on wings
And shoot into the sky in spiral rings
Propelling forward to still greater heights
As this dweller of the sky in never failing spirits!

Eagle On Wings
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: Eagle
This is my 300th poem. On Poem Hunter where there are many poets with thousands of poems to their credit, this is no achievement. Yet for me, this is a milestone and I am thankful to all my good friends who relentlessly support and back me through their patient reading and kind comments
This poem Eagle On Wings is deliberately chosen for the occasion!
Eagle is a symbol of strength and freedom and is the national bird of the United States. We humans have a lot to emulate from this bird, its ability to shoot into great altitudes, its tenacity, its sharp vision, its focus of purpose, its indefatigable vitality, its care and concern in bringing up the young ones, its tactics in teaching the young ones to fly….. even, its caution in choosing its mate etc… etc.

I humbly invite all of you to read this poem and give your comments!
Kavya . 01 April 2014

Congratulations Mam...May your spirit soar as high as the eagles flight and may you reach your 1000 poems milestone soon!

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Rajagopalan Kumar 03 June 2015

Good descriptive language of nature... Keep writing....

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Luo Zhihai 01 February 2015

I would like to translate this poem into Chinese. Can I?

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Loke Kok Yee 20 September 2015

we support you 'cause you give us inspiration, not for nothing you are my favorite poet.-10

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Valsa George 21 September 2015

Loke, you have made my day! Thank you so much!

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bri edwards 08 August 2021

I Googled: some of these may not SOAR, but they surely get up HIGH: 'Top 10 Highest Flying Birds In The World - The Mysterious... Search domain themysteriousworld.com //themysteriousworld.com/10-highest-flying-birds-in-the-world/' BRI : )

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bri edwards 08 August 2021

commendable: the bird and the poet ;) (cont)

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Bri Edwards 08 August 2021

(cont.) as in '3: to open or spread outward the pants flare at the bottom', a definition from Google dictionary source. : ) bri

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Bri Edwards 08 August 2021

I'm sure your use of the word 'flayed' is incorrect in line 2. Perhaps you meant 'flared'? ? ? ? bri ;)

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Suresh Kumar Ek 27 November 2020

The bird of grace Gracefully portrayed

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