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  I Like Icarus
by J. Allen Wilson
Friday, August 28, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I Like Icarus



Like a moth drawn unto a flame;

 I like Icarus sought the same.

Past moons and stars on fleshly wings

I soared towards the sun and distant dreams.


Forgotten now the darkness of my wilderness below,

I flew in freedoms’ quest seeking my own soul.

Yet, I like Icarus flew too close to the sun.

And my wings of flesh melted, as I fell into the darkness below.


Burnt, and broken, I lay in the compost heap of my own mind.

Days chased the nights, and the months gave birth to a year.

Clouds hid the sun from my sight, and it was then that I realized…

I like the moth; I like I Icarus sought the wrong light; the wrong Son.


J. Allen Wilson © 8/28/2009



John 8: 35-36

35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.



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Reviewed by Cryssa C 8/31/2009
A great analogy...
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 8/30/2009
How beautiful and exposing your thoughts are in this poem, Al; myths exploding into reality; doubts exploding into faith. Very well done, friend!
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/30/2009
FABULOUS INSPIRATION here, Allen. Your chosen subject works so well as a metaphor for your thoughts and emotions. A most beautifully and meticulously crafted poem that is just wonderful poetry. Love and prayers, xx
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/30/2009
well said
Reviewed by Aberjhani 8/29/2009
Your journey continues to take you into higher flights of creative spiritual vision. Thank you for sharing the jeweled wonders of your poetic revelations and numinous confirmations.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/29/2009
I like the moth; I like I Icarus sought the wrong light; the wrong Son.

Substance for reflection J. Allen. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/29/2009
Good one & by the by, I care for Icarus too...e
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/28/2009
Mesmerizing write and arresting piccy; excellent job, Allen; well done!

(((HUGS))), much love, and continued prayers!

As always, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/28/2009
intriquing write!

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