Linda Barnes

Waiting For An Eagle - Poem by Linda Barnes

As we stood outside
In the open plains
Of the Wyoming lands
You took flight

Like an Eagle
Spreading its wings
Looking to the sky
Wanting to take a ride

High above us
Soaring towards the clouds
Above the mountains
Leaving the ground

I saw your eyes
Move towards the sky
In an instant, you took flight
Never glancing back

I watched you rise
The wind pushing you higher
As the world became smaller
Leaving me to cry

There was no notice
No warning that day
With an Eagle's eye
You left me to die

I return to the place
Where you said goodbye
Waiting for an Eagle with
Majestic wings, gliding by

Topic(s) of this poem: love and loss

Form: Abecedarian

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written on 3/18/15 Dedicated to my sister-in-law on behalf of her father, a retired Lt. Col. Air Force Pilot who passed away on this date.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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