You Were Meant to Fly

You open the kitchen door, Mother,
and slip into the woods
after supper.
There is no trail to follow,
but you do not worry;
swarms of stars
wait to greet you
and show you the way.
You leave your valuables behind;
masked strangers can have them,
and you will not moan over your losses.
You know you’ll get what you need for
your journey at just the right time.
You were meant to fly—
the stars will deal gently with you.


Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #161
More Poetry Pantry #403 at Poets United

Posted on May 13, 2018, in poetry, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. kaykuala

    You were meant to fly—
    the stars will deal gently with you.

    When one proposes to accomplish something one should pay heed to potential support given unselfishly by others!


  2. I read this as though the mother dies leaving worries behind to find somewhere where she can finally be satisfied with her lot.

  3. This is the most beautiful poem I have ever read!💖

  4. I think many are thinking of their mothers today…no trail to follow but soaring among the stars.

  5. Beautifully expressed ! And though you were meant to fly, we know, the blessings will forever be with us.

  6. There is magic in this… both unsettling with that mysterious absence and the strong ending…. the stars will treat her gently

  7. Oh, this is so beautiful. “You were meant to fly”….I love her slipping away into the woods after supper.

  8. I found this intriguing and a a morbid way. I’m rooting for her!

  9. A beautiful poem!

  10. As always… a very awesome piece.

  11. Oh, I love this so much! Such a tender and trusting farewell.

  12. It is a special journey, no trail to follow…she leaves so much behind, but will have no need of them, when she flies.

  13. Beautiful and brings to mind my granddaughter who is at the end of her junior year. Her every molecule is aching to start her life’s journey.

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