Gravity Defied (Tanka)

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Gravity defied

As silver birds reach the skies

Takeoffs and landings

If man’s truly meant to fly

He would sprout feathers and wings


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


20 thoughts on “Gravity Defied (Tanka)

  1. I know this is meant to be a humorous piece, but the lines ‘If man’s truly meant to fly/He would sprout feathers and wings’ got to me from an emotional standpoint. I reflected on the idea of wanting to fly away to a better place, both in location and in my life in general. Sometimes, I do feel like the caged bird in Maya Angelou’s famous poem, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way…

    • I’m glad it touched you even though as you say it was meant to be a humorous piece. I sometimes wish that I too could fly away to a better place, but I suppose that it is only natural from time to time when difficulties face us. Thank you DJ for your thoughtful and personal comment, I do appreciate it.

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