THE CHOICE

If I could choose something to be,PArchuting

something to be born as,

I’d choose to be a bird;

to rely on my arms

rather than my legs

 

Oh, the air!

There are no mountains,

no valleys,

no humans in the air

 

Oh, humans!

There is no broken heart,

no destruction,

where they not be…

 

only the sorrow of a single human being

in the air

 

As I think of this,

the earth is approaching…

and I choose not to open my parachute

 

by José Ruy Pimentel de Castro

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~ by joseruypc on June 27, 2009.

7 Responses to “THE CHOICE”

  1. love bird,
    your poem sets me flying right away…
    cheers!
    fabulous entry.

  2. Wow…very thought provoking. I enjoyed the read!

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  4. love your work!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    hello, friend:

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  6. Intense and thought provoking.. A perfect balance of wishes and practicality-

    Here’s mine:
    http://oliviasmindlymatters.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/fire-inside-the-snow/

    All the Best
    xox

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    Greetings, friend!!
    It is Monday, I sincerely invite you to join us for a Monday Poetry Potluck party, bring in 1 to 3 poem treats to share, and have fun tasting other poets treats.
    You will have 60 hours enjoying the fun.
    Hurry up, the more you share, the happier we are.
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