When I Fly

The prompt over at dVerse Poets Pub Meeting the Bar: Breaking and Entering calls for writing a poem to a set form, but then breaking it just a little and making it your own. I started with the Rondeau, first finding a list of potential rhyming words. Then my thoughts went in a potentially morbid direction—to death—but as always I found the hope therein. I tweaked the form by adding to the final line and not concerning myself with the meter requirements (which is always the hardest part of form poetry for me).

When I Fly

When I die, away I’ll fly
Up into the deep blue sky
This hopeful journey I will not fear
Though I know you’ll miss me dear
When it’s time to say good-bye

Please don’t worry or cry
Let our Savior dry your eye
Please don’t shed a single tear
When I die

If deep spiritual truth you spy
You’ll know your time will once be nigh
Hope will make the journey clear
Though I know you’ll miss me dear
Yet when you die, away you’ll fly
We’ll still be together when we die

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10 responses to “When I Fly

  1. Gotta love this strong proclamation of your faith … smiles.

    Also, I don’t know if you noticed, but your meter is pretty good, possibly because you weren’t thinking about it too much!

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  2. I hope you’re right. It’s hard to think one might spend eternity alone. I like your take on the rondeau. Well done.

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  3. hard not to shed tears for the one you love… indeed that time is guaranteed…

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  4. My thoughts went to death in my poem, too. This morning I reflected on how blessed we are to have something to believe in…even though doubt comes to visit now and again.

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  5. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)

    Love the sentiments, and the dancing rhythm you’ve achieved by NOT focusing on metre! 🙂

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  6. there is a nice reassurance in this for the one left behind…
    and what a day it will be…there on the other side…

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  7. We’ll be together when we die…and in the presence of Christ! What could be better?

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  8. This speaks of your faith, Linda. Hope is strong, and indeed missing is only a temporary thing!

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