poet Howard Simon

Howard Simon

Gravitational Defiance

Flying like an eagle
Every day of my life
Not like a chicken
Just to avoid strife

Defying gravity
Refusing to lose
Not by luck or chance
But because I Choose

I am bold and brave
Mounting in the sky
Ever Conquering
Until the day I die

Like an eagle
Fly eagle fly

Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 3, 2009
Poem Edited: Monday, June 27, 2011

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (9/13/2018 11:36:00 AM)

    Have to come back to rate and put to my Poem List.
    It is hard to exercise your right to vote and rate because of the numerous ads
    put at the very end of poems.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (9/13/2018 11:32:00 AM)

    Beautifully crafted.
    Very well written write.10+++ and on to my Poem List.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (9/13/2018 11:29:00 AM)

    A powerful inspirational write.
    You captured the greatest attributes of an eagle.
    It will never surrender to the size or strength of its prey and keep on flying at the high altitude.
    Like in life, we should fly high and never surrender to any obstacles in life.

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (8/14/2018 11:30:00 PM)

    'Like an eagle
    Fly eagle fly' - that's the spirit! Your poem inspires me, and I can say it does so, to so many others too.

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  • Luke HobbsLuke Hobbs (8/12/2018 6:05:00 PM)

    I like your rhyme scheme and the comparisons between the birds and the lines defying gravity & mounting in the sky. I come from a place that has eagles so this one has a significance for me.

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  • chloe (7/25/2018 2:52:00 AM)

    this is awesome I'm going to use it for my assessment

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  • chloe (7/25/2018 2:49:00 AM)

    this poem is awesome I'm going to use it for my school assessment

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (5/30/2018 12:01:00 AM)

    I am bold and brave
    Mounting in the sky
    Ever Conquering
    Until the day I die.....your expression reflects your courage and boldness which is a proven quality in you! You are a great poet my friend! I greatly admire your poetic acumen!

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  • Londis CarpenterLondis Carpenter (11/30/2017 9:11:00 PM)

    Thank you Mr. Simon for Gravitational Defiance.

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  • Nosheen IrfanNosheen Irfan (2/2/2016 7:32:00 AM)

    Wow. That's the spirit. Yes, no gravity can hold you down. I love the tone of self-assurance in this poem.

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  • Ging TapingGing Taping (5/22/2015 8:37:00 PM)

    Soar high and hit the mark :)

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (8/1/2014 12:52:00 PM)

    Oh what an inspiring poem......Howard.......each and every piece of yours is precious and needs to be treasured
    in one's heart...........

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  • Dee CorpolongoDee Corpolongo (2/24/2014 12:30:00 AM)

    Another excellent poem to inspire yourself and know that you
    are flying high in the sky....just like an eagle, fly, fly fly!

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  • John BrownJohn Brown (12/30/2013 3:35:00 AM)

    Very inspirational poem, and well written.

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  • Bernard SnyderBernard Snyder (3/8/2011 3:06:00 PM)

    Well-written Mr.Howard! I rate this a 10' also.

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  • Smoky HossSmoky Hoss (2/14/2011 8:01:00 PM)

    This is a powerful poem, well said in such few yet strong lines, like it very much!

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  • J Lee (10/1/2010 5:12:00 AM)

    Not every one can fly without fear but ur poem sound like everyone can
    it quite a motivational poem
    I also hope one day i be able too
    fear of height is quite hard to overcome :) :) :) hahaha

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  • Billy Booza (4/12/2010 2:27:00 PM)

    Oh how I feel like flying!

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  • Rufina Moor (4/3/2010 11:24:00 AM)

    'Defying gravity
    Refusing to lose
    Not by luck or chance'

    This part touched me especially. Please keep writing because your words can touch people.

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  • Abhinav Baruah (3/8/2010 5:36:00 AM)

    One of the excellent poem for mankind.... great! !

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