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Wings of Steel
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I looked into a covered mirror and found the face of mortality staring back at me--Oh, go away!

I feel the weight
of all I've yet to be
etching my bones
like acid tears--
The best of my
intentions blaze
in the dark-star
crucible of fear--

My heart has set
a far horizon
as the finish line
to legacy--
I hope to leave
some lasting trace
to mark the place
I dared be me--

No stone wants
to sink beneath
the silver liquid
just at dawn--
No man wants
to fade to black
a ghost while living
that doesn't belong--

If only heart and mind--
and my spirit's cage--
were equally partnered,
glove and fist--
I'd scrawl my vision
across the void
and make my name
a cometary epithet--

Betraying flesh
denies desire,
and fails ambition's
adamant will--
My soul is longing
for the hidden country
where dreams take flight
on wings of steel--

Lee Garrett
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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
Lee- I like your metaphors how they jump out at you with such intensity! Great very Intense feeling poem, I understand where your heart is at! YOu will leave something of great importance, to the one who needs it most! I like your word usuage in your writings! Warm HuGs! *She*
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Wonderful poem, Lee! Its depth and inspirational awe, set my heart aflame!
Reviewed by richard cederberg
This is an excellent flowing construct with a strong and assimilable message. Especially evocative for me!

I raised my hand in salute. Respect, acceptance, success, is such a fickle pursuit at times.

"A cometary epithet" Indeed!

Good one ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Mary Quire
Lee, this one takes my breath away. To be remembered, to feel like you made a difference...that you left something worthwhile in your wake... I understand all too well.

Reviewed by Judith Bailey
There's a rhythm here that is almost hypnotic... I get it too when I look in the mirror, something I usually avoid these days.

"Betraying flesh denies desire, and fails ambitions adamant will--"
an awesome line
speaking of duality fears.

I will climb upon my wings of steel the very next time my mirror tells me of fleeting time, aging body and flagging soul. Excellent write.

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