Patricia Grantham

Gold Star - 5,486 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

If I Could Fly - Poem by Patricia Grantham

If I could fly high in the air like the birds up above
Then seek out any person that doesn't know how to love
Looking down upon the earth and seeing all of its glory
Take to the sky like the morning dove and tell the all time story

When flying far beneath the clear and brilliant skies
Listening to the hungry and hearing their solemn cries
Rising high above the rooftops and trying to see within
People fighting for their freedom and wanting ever to win

Soaring high like the eagle that is sharper than any bird
Spreading of food to the hungry and speaking a kind word
Darting up and down like the sparrow to and fro in the air
Flying around the whole wide world spreading nothing but cheer

Sing like the robin perched on a fence near the gate
Peck at the heart that is filled with so much hate
Gather up the dried grapes hanging on the vines so free
Circle around the lush green forest and rest upon a tree

Coasting and careening up to the greatest of heights
Seeking to understand mankind and his enormous plights
Finally to rest in a place where daylight turns to dark
Yearning ever to fly again a new flight to embark

Topic(s) of this poem: world peace

Comments about If I Could Fly by Patricia Grantham

  • Gold Star - 6,578 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/14/2015 8:54:00 AM)

    But you can fly! You have flown very high in this beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 6,578 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/14/2015 8:53:00 AM)

    Lovely lines that are loaded with creativity. Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,833 Points Ken E Hall (5/2/2015 7:43:00 AM)

    Fine thoughts one would do if only you could fly in the sky spreading love and cheer very nice spread love with your words...regards (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,205 Points Dorothy- A. Holmes (4/28/2015 11:21:00 AM)

    A delightful verse, teased the senses!
    Dorothy (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,486 Points Patricia Grantham (4/25/2015 7:29:00 PM)

    A heartfelt thank you to PH (for selecting it as Poem of the Day and poet members for your lovely comments on my poem If I Could Fly. I hope to remain worthy of your good wishes an to keep on flying to higher heights.

    Best regards to all,
    Patricia (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,786 Points Godfrey Morris (4/24/2015 11:58:00 PM)

    Great poem. Well crafted. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,812 Points Kim Barney (4/24/2015 3:30:00 PM)

    I think all of us have had that same dream of flying, but you expressed it very well.
    And I think that now you must be flying high, now that this poem was selected as Poem of the Day!
    Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,380 Points Clarence Prince (4/24/2015 1:46:00 PM)

    Only I could fly, I would soar like an eagle!
    Nice work, thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,006 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (4/24/2015 4:09:00 AM)

    a good heart wants to fly to see the miseries of the world and willingly likes to rectify all those humanitarian issues., , I like the concept and the rhythm of this beautifully written wonderful poem.

    but you may be too late...may be 105 years...Though the governments of the world watch the agony of the world through their legal and spy satellites they have not done much, except selling the arms to the war ridden countries and feeding their refugees.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 44,335 Points Chinedu Dike (4/24/2015 3:57:00 AM)

    Beautiful train of thoughts, well articulated and nicely penned in poetic diction. A poem with lovely rhyme scheme. Thanks for sharing and remain blessed Patricia. It's always a pleasure to read your poems. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,915 Points Jaishree Nair (4/24/2015 12:42:00 AM)

    Flying high above the world like a bird spreading love and joy .wonderful thought. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Darlene Marion (1/26/2015 10:28:00 AM)

    This is a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 762 Points Trong Phan (10/16/2014 1:41:00 AM)

    Human have not wings, but always can fly by his imaginaries and intelligence. Deep and nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,269 Points Ramesh Rai (10/10/2014 7:48:00 AM)

    A beautiful lovely poem giving me wings to fly. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,784 Points Amitava Sur (10/24/2013 1:34:00 AM)

    t's a lovely poem with noble thoughts, wishing people with all goodness. So good to read. Patricia a poet can not be a poet or can not excel either if there is no dream within..... Love this imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 123 Points Efe Benjamin (9/18/2013 2:15:00 PM)

    lovely write, good use of imagery, great poem i'll give it a 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,486 Points Patricia Grantham (8/25/2013 6:58:00 AM)

    @Aftab Alam Khurseed
    This poem that I wrote has all of the effects of being in a dream. I am sure
    this is the way most of those who read it have felt. When I wrote It I thought of the
    birds and how they fly. They see everything but can't tell or reason about it. We all
    know that humans can't fly. This poem was written in such a way to connect the
    reader with the poem. We may not fly but we can put on wings of love, mercy, peace,
    grace, kindness and many other attributes. Best regards my poet friend. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,822 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/24/2013 10:27:00 AM)

    If a poet says he is not dreaming he is hiding All those like Patricia Grantham, my self and many dreaming and landing on the same space, some time when I read PG's work I lost I am dreaming lord really I am dreaming Lord though...And for me it became easy to comment what exactly and yu asked too..all river falls on ocean (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Aswath Raman (8/16/2013 8:38:00 AM)

    You have absolutely described one of my dreams! More like a fairy, or an angel! If God could give us power to heal evry hurting soul, how great that would be! Hey dont we have it already? Really amazing write ma'am. Good use of rhyming words and rhythm! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,885 Points Valsa George (8/15/2013 10:25:00 AM)

    Looking down from the heights like a bird to have a wider view, coming down to spread love and cheer, by nightfall seeking rest in some shady grove and the next morn, begin the flight anew to cheer the world with songs of love! ! Great thoughts, soaring on wings Pat! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, June 29, 2015

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