The love of my life had left to live in Australia and my dream of being able to fly (like so many people do, I guess), was fuelled one day on my drive home.

I pass these beautiful cliffs overlooking the sea where the breeze hits the cliff, causing a wave of air on which the gulls soar and glide for ages. I imagined that if I were able to fly like these gulls I could make it to Australia across the divide of angry ocean no matter what it took.

The journey would be one of extreme endurance, but I would succeed in reaching her, to lie exhausted but happy at last to have found her.

This poem originally was published in Love Poems

If I had wings to fly
I'd breathe in deep
and spread them wide
as I leap from the cliff
into the wind
where the gulls glide.

Crossing this wide sea
I glide above cruel waves
that reach up to drown my flight
in their cold
blue-green graves.

And as your day grows slowly light
I'd arrive on worn-out wings
to hold you
in your waking dreams
and feel you soft
and gently warm
in my embrace at last.

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  • Patience
    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww it is soooooo sweet he must have really been in luv. I just love it!
  • Cassie
    i love it.
  • Tiffany
    This poem is insperational i liked its wording and depth of it. This gave me such a warm feeling thanks for writing and i would like to say keep writting
  • Deanaloy
    I love this poem all the words are well put together to touch your heart, it just makes you want to get off the computer and fly into your love arm's.
  • Jeanette
  • shelby
    i like this poem beacuse it reminds me of beening in heaven. even though i;m not in heaven it just feels like that.
  • mercy
    My favourite love poem so far its very appropriate for me since I am involved in a long distance relationship. Thank you, it's beautiful
  • donna
    i love this pome it realy nice you should write pomes all the tome you might win somehing '
  • samson
    This poem said it all. What I have been feeling about my girlfriend far away was clearly explained by this author,please keep it up.
    I dream of flying, just out of reach, over the head's of family and freinds, but safe, Iv'e had this dream for about 53 years. You have reminded me of it so I look forward to sleep tonight.
  • Dericka
    i liked your poem. keep on writing.
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  • Ovinda
    You are a great poet. Its like you have just spoke to the inner me because sometimes i wonder "if only I could fly all the way from this place to America where she is and feel her warmth". Keep talking (to the hearts)
  • Ashley
    I loved this. I could really see the bird flying over the sea as you explained.
  • silly goose
    Happiness is a bird
  • Julia
    i'd say the same thing i am in a long disiness relship i'm from pa and hes from texis so if i had wings i would be there with him wright now
  • Belinda
    I love your poems there so touching i have a poem i would love to share with u some time
  • rebeca
    sometimes when someone you love leaves you want to go with them but you cant
  • BrIaNnA
    i like dis poem. it reminds of me of sum1! its realii cute!
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