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I Wish I Were An Eagle
by Jeanette Cooper
Sunday, February 18, 2007
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George Carroll's eagle poem inspired this one. Thanks George.

I Wish…

I wish I were an eagle
Flying high up in the sky
So free, so gracefully gliding
Like the whisper of a breathless sigh.

I wish I were an eagle
In a life less swift and fast
To take a moment to appreciate
Each special day instead of the past.

I wish I were an eagle
Sailing through a summer breeze
Feeling my feathers ruffled softly
Like the tickle of a sneeze.

I wish I were an eagle
Looking down upon the land
Watching people squirm about
Like tiny ants in the sand.

I wish I were an eagle
The national bird of the USA
The symbol of a great nation
That is here to stay

I wish I were an eagle
Displayed on the Great America Seal
That once had “In God we trust”
That I wish to God remained there still.

I wish…

© 2007 Jeanette Cooper




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Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 9/24/2010
Beautiful and patriotic...and your last lines give this poem a special twist.
Reviewed by Katina Williams 5/25/2010
Passionate, beautiful, and patriotic. I love the imagery of the eagle. Fabulous poetry.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/7/2010
Reviewed by John Domino 9/26/2008

May God bless you richly with success!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 2/21/2007
There are so many powerful imageries here within this poem. Wonderful write indeed!!!!!

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 2/21/2007

"I Wish I Were An Eagle"

Beautiful, what a wonderful inspiration Jeanette.
I could feel the strength and character shining through in this write.

Loved it!
From the Heart...

ps...I would also be proud and happy to be an eagle...might I add, smile!
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 2/20/2007
You may not be an eagle, but you f l y !:) Stay UP!! 'Pea' <3

Reviewed by jude forese 2/19/2007
your certainly soar in this inspired poem, Jeanette ...
Reviewed by Richard Orey 2/19/2007
I sure like your style of writing, Jeannette. You take me on such wonderful trips. None so much as your great novel When Justice is Served. Yet my favorite of this piece is this--

"Feeling my feathers ruffled softly
Like the tickle of a sneeze."

Had to stop right then and rub my nose.
Yes, I enjoyed this one.

Your loving friend,

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/19/2007
Very neat work, Jeanette... that twist at the end was wry and acute! A beautiful and airy response to George's poem. I love the feel of transportation and musing that comes with it. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 2/19/2007
In God We Trust!
I stamp it on the back of everything I mail!
There are other ways to carry our tablets from that burning bush!

This is a wonderful write, very patriotic and very spiritually upholding!
Thanks for stopping by my den~
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 2/18/2007
I love this write Jeanette, I too have often thought of being a graceful bird flying high in the sky...I posted a poem a couple of monthes ago titled Wings...expressing my desires about wouls be nice sometimes to be able to carelessly fly from place to place...I used to dream of flying when I was a little girl...I can remember waking up and thinking...shoot, it was only a dream! Enjoyed this my friend, full of imagery and rich and warm words...
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Paul Berube 2/18/2007

I love the poem it was beautiful and rich in imagery. The part that got me most was the last verse. I find it funny that all controversy with using God's Name in relation to the country is always debated except in time of peril and tragedy. I like to think them both one and the same. Wonderful write.
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 2/18/2007
Have always wished I could fly like an eagle. I simply adore this style of writing. love Holly
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/18/2007
Your rendition is so much better than mine.
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 2/18/2007
Ah, me too, Jeanette! And if those ants down there would ever get their heads outta their (BEEPs), our flying might be in friendly skies. We will keep wishing/hoping/praying/pushing! Good poem!

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 2/18/2007

A beautiful composition with sensitive and profound subjects dealt.

I did enjoy reading this writing of poetic excellence.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
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