boy and dad

in the air on the wind

the very spring of glad


fatherly advice, real concern

not heeded – all good fun

boy will never learn


gravity consumes lift

earth and cold reality

approaching rather swift


icharus (2)feathers caught by breeze

but no longer attached

wings now move with ease


leaving birds behind

falling through the clouds

acceptance in the mind


this is boy’s demise

flight is not for men

dad bought his own lies


white caps splash

cold water embraces

too numb to feel the crash


from above again he sees

dad takes my body

weeping in the seas


gawkers gather round

lamenting an effort failed

dreams and hopes drowned


don’t cry this way

I flew high then

and I’m flying again today


*artwork credit to nealkharrington.com

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