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On the Wings of Eagles (an Inspirational Poem)

John is a poet, short fiction, and freelance writer who also trained in home ministry and Bible study.

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I sometimes look up and watch in amazement and wonder at an eagle soaring so high and effortlessly, rising in the air currents with barely a need to move it's wings.

The eagle is often thought of as the king of birds, being able to soar higher and for longer than any other. Because of this, it is seen as being closer to God and sometimes a symbol to represent the Lord himself.

I wish I could be that eagle, and see the world from high with its sharp eyes.

On The Wings Of Eagles

Mighty, mighty eagle

Ruler of the sky,

Give me your powerful wings

So that I may fly.


Soar above the turmoil,

Fly above the strife.

Give me your eagle eyes

So I can look at life.


Whirl and dive within a storm,

Mocking nature's power.

Give me your fearlessness

So nothing makes me cower.


Soaring to a higher realm

No other bird can reach.

Give me your tranquility

So God's word I can teach.


Rise up on the breath of God,

Close to Heaven's door.

Teach me how to harness power

So I can stop all war.

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The Australian Version, before Bette Midler's.

© 2014 John Hansen

Comments

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 18, 2020:

Thank you for saying that Diana. I really hope I am. it’s what I aim for.

Diana Carol Abrahamson from Somerset West on March 14, 2020:

Yes, you are touching the hearts of people who are hurting and need encouragement.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 14, 2020:

Thank you Diana. I am glad you enjoyed the poem and greatly appreciate your comment.

Diana Carol Abrahamson from Somerset West on March 14, 2020:

A very beautiful poem you wrote.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 07, 2019:

Thank you so much Ram. Glad you enjoyed.

Ram Di Mitr from Malaysia on February 07, 2019:

This is a wonderful poem. Really enjoyed reading it. Thank you

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 09, 2015:

Thank you so much daydreamer13. I am glad you found me too. New hubber friends are always welcome. Thanks for the kind comment, and that you like this poem.

daydreamer13 on March 09, 2015:

I'm so glad I found you. This is one of my new favorites! Excellent work! Truly amazing!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on August 29, 2014:

Aw thank you motherofnations. You are too kind, and thank you for visiting so many of my hubs.

Mothers of Nations on August 29, 2014:

My favorite poem of yours so far!

God bless you.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 13, 2014:

Thank you for reading and for your wonderful comment Michael. The eagle is a good symbol to remind us of our creator. Blessings.

Michael-Milec on March 13, 2014:

Hello Jodah.

Magnificently verbalized redeemed soul's longing for freedom ,strength and accomplishment the will of the Creator.

Voted up and beautiful.

Peace with us.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 24, 2014:

Thanks so much Lee Lee for reading and your kind comment.

Schandee Decker from Granville, New York on February 24, 2014:

I like this poem, it's really good. :)

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 17, 2014:

Thanks for reading Nikki. I agree, hence the poem.

Beautiful Garbage from Louisiana on February 17, 2014:

Fly above the storm! Beautiful poem. Eagles are awesome.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 16, 2014:

Glad you found this inspiring teaches. Thank you for the vote up and the pinning.

Dianna Mendez on February 16, 2014:

This is so beautiful. My father loved eagles and often used them in his sermons at church as an example of strength and wisdom. Thank you for the inspiration. Voted up and pinning!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 14, 2014:

Thank you Alicia for reading and your kind comment.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on February 14, 2014:

This is a lovely poem, Jodah. The eagle is a magnificent bird, and you have captured its power beautifully,

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 14, 2014:

Thanks R.Q. We have quite a few different eagles and hawks here. I am surprised there are few actual eagles in the British Isles.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 14, 2014:

I would expect there to be quite a few eagles in the wild Scottish Highlands Ann, but I may be wrong. The hawk sanctuary would be interesting. Like most other creatures I'm sure they need protecting too. Glad I helped you to imagine flying like an eagle. Thanks for your lovely comment.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 14, 2014:

Yes Beth, the eagle plays a big part in American Indian folklore doesn't it? I think some of my inspiration for writing this came from reading some Indian sayings and quotes. Thanks for the vote up.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 14, 2014:

Glad to bring back some pleasant memories about your sons fascination Jane. I see eagles quite often, usually near the road, but not bald eagles...mostly wedge-tails here. Thanks for your generous comments.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 13, 2014:

Thanks Frank, glad you enjoyed the read.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 13, 2014:

Thank you so much for reading this poem WriterJanis, and for your kind comment.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 13, 2014:

Genna, thank you for your comment. Yes there is a lot to envy about this beautiful bird.

Romeos Quill from Lincolnshire, England on February 13, 2014:

Quite a pleasant read Jodah and thank you.

The eagle is a remarkable bird; though never seen one over the British Isles; mainly Kestrels and other such raptors appear in Scotland and Sparrowhawks in England.

All the Best,

R.Q.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 13, 2014:

Beautiful! You take us up there with the eagles. I'd love to see one in the wild; there are some in Scotland but I haven't seen any.

I'm lucky enough to have been to a local Hawk Sanctuary which has all sorts of spectacular birds of prey. I love them all and could watch them all day!

Great poetry, as always. Ann

Beth Perry from Tennesee on February 13, 2014:

Jodah, this is very good. Reminds me much of a Native American prayer. Thank you for sharing, and I voted up.

Jane Arden on February 13, 2014:

I have to echo Will and say EXCELLENT. It must be so amazing to look up and see an eagle. I don't thing I've ever seen one in reality. My son used to have a fascination with the bald eagle when he was growing up and I have plenty of sketches he did. You brought back some beautiful memories for me. Thank you.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on February 12, 2014:

what a wonderful grouping of words Jodah.. fly high.... bro

Janis from California on February 12, 2014:

Love the poem. You have a great way with words.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on February 12, 2014:

One of God’s greatest gifts…I envy the eagle at times; for all the reasons you have motioned here, so beautifully. Excellent, Jodah.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 12, 2014:

Thanks for reading always exploring and your generous comment. Yes that was my favourite line too.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 12, 2014:

Glad to hear you are soaring with the eagle Nadine. Yes it's a beautiful bird. Thanks.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 12, 2014:

Yes Blossom we can soar. Thanks for your generous comment.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 12, 2014:

Thanks DDE, yes I think we'd all like to be the eagle.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 12, 2014:

Good to see you Eddy, thanks for the compliment. You have a great day too.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 12, 2014:

Thank you MsDora, I hope it was a good song..lol. Yes the fly above everything, so an we.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 12, 2014:

Jodah, this is so beautiful! " Teach me to harness power, so i can stop all war. " Magnificent! Loved it...

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on February 12, 2014:

Lovely poem I'm soaring already. Love the photos. Its truly a great looking bird

Bronwen Scott-Branagan from Victoria, Australia on February 12, 2014:

Beautiful poem and lovely images, especially the words on the last one. Up, up and away! In God's strength we, too, can soar in freedom.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 12, 2014:

On The Wings Of Eagles, is a beautifully expressed hub. ''I wish I could be that eagle, and see the world from high with it's sharp eyes.'' Great words mentioned.

Eiddwen from Wales on February 12, 2014:

What a wonderful poem Jodah. Voted up, across and shared. Wishing you a great day too.

Eddy.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 12, 2014:

Your poem reminds me of an old song by the Imperials. What a great lesson in your lines. Eagles fly above the earthly issues. So can we, in God's strength.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 12, 2014:

Eagles certainly are beautiful and majestic Flourish. How long has the eagle's nest been there? Do they continue to use the same one for years? Thanks for the kind comment.

FlourishAnyway from USA on February 12, 2014:

Beautiful poem, John. Near my home there is an eagle nest, and my father has for years taken my daughter down near the river where they can spy on the eagle and sometimes the eaglets. Their nests are huge and they are mighty, impressive creatures. Beautiful and majestic to watch.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 11, 2014:

Well Phyllis, I don't think I've ever received a double awesome before...lol. Much appreciated. Yes I too love eagles and used to have eagle in my screen name. I am in awe of those great birds.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on February 11, 2014:

Awesome, Jodah -- incredibly awesome ! Native Americans also see Eagle as the bird who flies closer to God (Great Spirit). I love eagles and watch them soar with envy and admiration in my heart. Well done as always, Jodah.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 11, 2014:

Glad this inspired you kidscrafts. Yes I love that quote. You have a good day too.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 11, 2014:

Thanks for reading Bill. It sure would be great if we could rise above.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 11, 2014:

Thanks for your kind and inspiring words Mary. My ethos is why write poetry that people have to rack their brains to understand. I could add lots of fancy flowery words and make it an intellectual work, but my poetry usually has a message and I don't want to hide that. The rhyme comes naturally to me, I was brought up on Dr Seuss...lol. Thank you for the vote up as well.

kidscrafts from Ottawa, Canada on February 11, 2014:

Beautiful poem for a beautiful bird! I love the quote on your last image... it's inspiring!

Have a nice day!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 11, 2014:

Wouldn't that be wonderful? Great sentiments here; we all have a responsibility to rise above our base instincts.

Mary McShane from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 11, 2014:

What a wonderfully inspired poem!

You know what I like about your poems the most?

The way they always rhyme. You have a talent not only for rhyming but for making sure the poem makes sense.

So many poets rhyme for the sake of rhyming and they lose the cadence and rhythm of the words. I find that a distraction when I'm reading the work of those poets. I know when I read your work that I will not stumble in any of the stanzas.

You make the poem work and you work the poem. And that makes you a very talented poet. Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting. Well done!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 11, 2014:

Thanks for revisiting Will.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 11, 2014:

Hey Eric, thanks for you wonderful comment about just amazing these creatures are. I respect most creatures on this Earth. I may not want to share my house with some, but I still respect that they are on this planet for a reason, and it isn't just random and accidental.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 11, 2014:

I am told that in human terms: They could read a newspaper from a mile away. They can dive at over 180 MPH. And I have seen them through binoculars go from a mile high pluck a trout out of a raging river.

These are not super animals, they are super duper. Sometimes I will watch them for hours.

You are a good man to fashion such respect.

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on February 11, 2014:

I agree with Faith...this is a beautiful work, and inspired.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 11, 2014:

My dear Faith, thank you for your kind words, vote up and share as always. Yes, he does promise that. May he bless you.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on February 11, 2014:

Oh, what a magnificent poem! Yes, it would be so amazing to soar like an eagle. What a wonderful thought. God does promise that we can do so when we grow weary when we place our faith and trust in Him.

Up and more and sharing

God bless,

Faith Reaper

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 11, 2014:

Thank you for being the first to read this Will, and for your wonderful comment. I couldn't ask for more.

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on February 11, 2014:

Excellent!