The Plane Ride

Trembling, shaking fingers, as the engines started up
Little circles on her back, in a soothing rub
A lurch in her heart as they inched bit by bit
Eyes open wide, unwilling to submit.

Faster and faster, they raced along the way
Up a little higher and she continued to pray.
Would this be the day, she said goodbye forever?
She tried to think happy thoughts, tense with the endeavor.

Finally, they evened out
And she looked around with a little shout
For high above the clouds they were
The world below a tiny blur.

This is not so bad, she whispered to her mom,
I rather like it here up high, I'm feeling rather calm.
Mother's eyes sparked brown
Just wait until we go back down
Monday, September 10, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: fear,funny,mother daughter
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