Ella Mae Protacio

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Flying For My Dreams - Poem by Ella Mae Protacio

I was sitting alone in that dark scary night,
Wondering why eagles can fly in such a height,
Do the wind love and dearly care for them so tight?
Or they are just brave enough to fly and to fight?

As I walked down the hill to start a great journey,
I met a jolly fellow whose name is Barney
Leaving me his thoughts “ Go with joy and share your smile!
For it can brighten the sky that covers a mile! ”.

Enjoying the cool breeze of summer at the sea,
Poseidon bragged at me his treasures with mercy,
Telling me, “A lad like you should have riches,
Or else you'll suffer, you'll be nothing but ashes”.

Summer is over as it opens a school door,
I asked my teacher, “ How to reach my dreams and soar? ”
He said, “ Wish for wisdom that controls everything,
For wisdom can turn useless things into something”.

Down the road as went on this journey of life,
A soldier amazed me as he saves others' life
He told me that he fight not for war but peace
“ To serve God and his fellowmen.” That is his piece.

At the last day of the week, a man dress in white,
Asked me to listen to him because he is right
Then he uttered his words “ Love God above all things,
For He, the greatest one, can conquer every things.

Thinking again about the wondrous eagle
Whispers from my heart had made me shock and giggle
Telling me to share everything I'd learned throughout the world,
For it will make me fly to reach my dreams up high.

Comments about Flying For My Dreams by Ella Mae Protacio

  • Ency Bearis (8/16/2011 9:02:00 AM)

    Good introspective thoughts with remarkable content, nice rhyming scheme. The only I noted is with the stanza - Down the road as went on this journey of life. -
    something is missing in there, the noun. This is my suggestion if you like it -
    Down the road as I went to this journey of life. - it makes sense a little bit. The is the - conquer every things - this must be everything or every thing- this already in plural without the s. Otherwise this is a good concept. Just keep up writing more.
    - Ency Bearis -

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 16, 2011

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