Fly away

I wish there could have been
some way to keep you here
But you had to spread your wings
to test how far you could fly
and you were gone

I only hope that some day
you might fly back to us
to have another stay

I’ll think of you as you journey
and hold the memory of your smile close
for when I need a lift up there
in the heavens with you


This poem appeared originally in Across the Margin. I didn’t write it as an elegy, but it could be; an old friend died suddenly the other day and  this poem went through my head.




©Daniel von der Embse

4 thoughts on “Fly away

  1. My daughter died the last year and I tried hard to write something or a song, or poetry for her … but it seems my heart does not find the suitable words for it ….

    Sorry about your friend – Rest In Peace ….

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