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Pigs Can Fly
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          Out of the box beyond the
Rubicon pigs can fly
“ thus one journeys to the stars” Virgil
 
                       ***
 
Soar like the bats out of the cave
  Darkness can lead you to light
 
Into the world under the sun
  Where things lay bare and clear
Where curiosity coalesces with reality
 
Into the open fields meadows valleys and prairies the shores
  Where the air is fresh and rejuvenating
Makes you pause think and
think big and follow your vision
 
Like the kitten’s curiosity reaching for the higher shelves
  Soar farther out higher like the eagles to the stars
Indeed in the world of unknowns beyond the space known pigs can fly
 
***
(NDR)9.23.2020
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Poem inspired by Robert L Martin and John Steinbeck

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Robert L. Martin
30 days

Hi Nelson. Check out my poem, "Earthbound Pigs" in response to this one.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
29 days

@Robert: Saw your poem “Earthbound Pigs”. Love it! I knew you’d love this one, Pigs Can Fly, it’s right down your alley. It’s a great rejoinder “Earthbound Pigs”. Perfect.
I responded as well to yours.

Thank you. And a flying kiss to all the pigs up there waltzing and rock and rolling! If only we can fly and join them.

Robert L. Martin
30 days

Great poem. I'm inspired to write something from yours. Great premise. Of course pigs can fly. I saw one flying yesterday.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
29 days

I am sure I saw the same one flew over the red-orange sky of California unscathed.
Thank you for liking Robert. Honored that it inspired you as well.

Sim Evora
about 1 month

When the pigs fly, game over. :)
Nice metaphor.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 1 month

Thank you Sim for liking.
Aren’t they beautiful up there in the sky than seeing fiery red -orange ash and soot? :—)
Yes game over.

Vic
about 1 month

Anything is possible when pigs can fly LOL. And I am hopeful pigs will fly in the US Congress then perhaps we can get things done for a change.

Great concept, nice poem! I like

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 1 month

We can hope. But the “pork” barrel is too attractive they rather stay around the grounds of the Congress.
Thank you for the like. Brod.

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