I Cannot Fly

Updated on August 7, 2019
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Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

Sometimes we look for reasons

Because we don’t want to try

Sometimes we fail to be honest

Because it’s easier to lie

Sometimes we forget to be kind

Because our anger makes us blind

Sometimes we let opportunity pass

Because we know it just won’t last

Sometimes we yearn for better things

Because we can’t fly with broken wings

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  • The last part of the poem got me thinking, we yearn for better things because we can't fly with broken wings. Am still trying to get it?

    The last line ties the poem together and means that for those of us who are suffering there is a yearning within us to fly away from the pain, however, they can't because they are broken.

© 2019 Lorna Lamon

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      Lorna Lamon 

      3 weeks ago

      Thank you Mihai - I'm so glad you were touched by this poem. I appreciate your kind comments.

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      Mihai Brinas 

      3 weeks ago from Arad

      Beautiful words and emotions. I was touched by this poem.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 weeks ago

      I appreciate your kind comments Shalini and I'm glad you enjoy the poems. Best wishes.

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      Shalini Jadhvani 

      4 weeks ago from India

      I really love your poems Lorna. They are just truly amazing. Keep going.. All the best!!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Mistyck Moon and commenting - I appreciate it.

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      Amada Gonzalez 

      2 months ago from Quartzsite

      Beautiful! And so true about life.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      3 months ago

      Many thanks Kenneth, appreciate it.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      3 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Lorna, you always provide flawless writing. Keep it up.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      3 months ago

      Thank you for commenting Isykariman.

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      Isykariman 

      3 months ago from Indonesia, Jakarta, and Japan, Osaka

      I hope there is a will to fly again, good writing...

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      Lorna Lamon 

      3 months ago

      I always appreciate your comments Denise thanks for visiting.

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      Denise McGill 

      3 months ago from Fresno CA

      This is very thought-provoking.

      Blessings,

      Denise

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      3 months ago

      Thank you for your kind comments Charlie and I'm so glad you liked the poem.

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      Charlie Halliday 

      3 months ago from Scotland

      When I read this it was like you were talking to me. So true and so powerfully put.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you for your kind comments Areej - I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      Areej Fatima 

      4 months ago from Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan

      Loved it and the best thing is... It's so relatable...

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you for commenting Hari I appreciate it.

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      Hari Prasad S 

      4 months ago from Bangalore

      So very true. Beauty of human emotion.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you Brenda, I always appreciate your comments.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      4 months ago from Washington Court House

      Lovely one, Lorna. These words speak the truth.

      Sometimes we look for the easiest route.

      Nice job.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you Sunshine - I appreciate it.

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      Shing Araya 

      4 months ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I love all your works. Keep it up!

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you so much Dora, I always appreciate your comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you for your kind comments Mistyck Moon - I appreciate it.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 months ago from The Caribbean

      Powerful truth wrapped in beautiful poetry!

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      Amada Gonzalez 

      4 months ago from Quartzsite

      Beautiful poem! I sm quickly becoming a fan if your work!

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Many thanks for your kind comments John and I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      John Hansen 

      4 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A short but powerful poem., Lorna. So many truths captured here. I enjoyed reading it.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you Dream On for your kind comments which I always appreciate. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      DREAM ON 

      4 months ago

      You have a beautiful gift with words. As you can see so many followers love your work. Your wonderful use and the meaning we all think of when we read each line. Keep exploring new territory. Your words are music to my ears. Short, bold and to the point. Thank you for sharing and caring. Please, have a great day.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you for your kind comments Liz and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you Lora for your kind comments which I always appreciate.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Hacicu and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. Your comments are appreciated.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Lovely to see you again Sunshine and I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for your kind comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Julie and for your kind comments.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Hi Laura, I appreciate your comments. I wrote this poem not only to make sense of conflicting emotions but also to highlight how destructive some of these emotions can be. I'm glad the poem helped.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Pamela, your comments are always appreciated.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you for your kind comments Kenneth - always appreciated.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      So glad you enjoyed the poem Ellen and thank you for commenting.

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      Lora Hollings 

      4 months ago

      A very thought provoking poem, Lorna, on the difficult decisions that we have to make daily and the challenges that confront us in our lives. A deeply moving poem that reveals life's ironies in a bold yet subtle and graceful manner. Thanks for sharing!

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      Hacicu Bogdan 

      4 months ago from Cluj-Napoca, Romania

      Felt every verse so deeply! So powerful and thought-provoking! Thank you!

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      Shing Araya 

      4 months ago from Cebu, Philippines

      This is a provoking poem. I am deeply touched.

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      Julie Nyhus FNP-BC 

      4 months ago from Indiana, USA

      Beautiful words, Lorna....heartfelt and true. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Laura Grace 

      4 months ago from Tampa, Florida

      Lorna, I feel you wrote this poem for me at this exact moment as I’m going through an internal conflict with a loved one. Your poem conveyed everything I’m feeling and I just didn’t wanna admit to my self. I imagine you are going through something similar your self that incited you to write this poem. I hope you come to a resolution, I will try as well. Thank you!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This is a very thought provoking poem that I read 3 times. I do not want to lie or be angry as the results are not pleasant. Very good poem Lorna.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      4 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Lorna, this was a tremendous work. It spoke to me at the first and caused me to cling to the phrases throughout.

      Loved it.

      Keep up the fine work. And write me anytime.

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      Ellen Theobald 

      4 months ago from Derby, UK

      I really lime this poem, eapecially the last two lines.

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      Liz Westwood 

      4 months ago from UK

      This is a well-written poem with great depth.

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