Patricia Grantham

Silver Star - 4,005 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


Comments about If I Could Fly by Patricia Grantham

  • Bronze Star - 2,753 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 thoughts...you spread love with your words...regards (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,265 Points Dorothy- A. Holmes (4/28/2015 11:21:00 AM)

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

  • Silver Star - 4,005 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,088 Points Godfrey Morris (4/24/2015 11:58:00 PM)

    Great poem. Well crafted. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,101 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,262 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

  • Silver Star - 4,476 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 - 25,310 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,301 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 - 12,835 Points Ramesh Rai (10/10/2014 7:48:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 9,049 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 - 79 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

  • Silver Star - 4,005 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 - 39,733 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 - 21,188 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,247 Points Unwritten Soul (8/12/2013 8:34:00 PM)

    I longing to be as something you tell here, i could be free and see world wider...wow i love to imagine that! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 781 Points Louis Rams (7/30/2013 9:34:00 PM)

    flying like an eagle high above the ground, looking at the destruction that is seen all around
    humanity destroying all that god has given, and this is what we humans call living? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 1, 2013


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