Flying High, The Geography of an Epiphany

Flying high with my thoughts…

Flying High Above Geography

I’m flying high, above it all

one life, of so many

held in the belly of a sky bus…

turbulence

bouncing metal, like a feather

caught in the winds of change.

 

Landscapes dissipate

while puzzled clouds shift…

 

I imagine God’s sticky fingers

reaching down

shaping the mountains and valleys…

his pasty bowl of salt and flour dough

amply at his side

his earth tone paints, ready

eager to dip his brush into flowing rivers

and clever estuaries…

 

I wonder what he was thinking

when he made me…

 

I marvel at his masterpiece

the diversity of his geography, passing below…

and I feel strangely content-

even with all of the uncertainty

trapped within the pockets of my dough…

because deep down, I finally know

I am good.

 

And that’s all that really matters.

Melissa Hougard

I have always enjoyed writing as a creative and healing outlet. Although I am not a formally trained poet, I have found a natural inclination to explore its remarkable power and beauty.

I gravitate towards rhyming verse, free of any constraints, and strive to create an experience through sound, flow, and imagery. I am a writer at Allpoetry.com. and a proud Mother of two beautiful boys.

Thank you for visiting.

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Melissa Hougard

I have always enjoyed writing as a creative and healing outlet. Although I am not a formally trained poet, I have found a natural inclination to explore its remarkable power and beauty. I gravitate towards rhyming verse, free of any constraints, and strive to create an experience through sound, flow, and imagery. I am a writer at Allpoetry.com. and a proud Mother of two beautiful boys. Thank you for visiting.

10 thoughts on “Flying High, The Geography of an Epiphany

  • October 19, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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    How beautiful your thoughts and expression of them. I’m sure when He was making you His thoughts were awesome. The Bible says we are fearfully (reverently) and wonderfully made. Yes you, and all created beings and things are a masterpiece. We have messed up a lot of it, but it began good.
    I like the dough analogy and the way you describe the airplane. Nice work Melissa.

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    • October 21, 2016 at 7:23 AM
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      Thank you kindly Lori, so glad you enjoyed it.

      Best,
      Mel

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  • October 19, 2016 at 3:21 PM
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    Yes, you are good Mel – a masterpiece and I am happy to know you and enjoy your writing. This is lovely work.

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    • October 21, 2016 at 7:24 AM
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      That’s sweet Phyllis, thank you. 🙂

      Best,
      Mel

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  • October 19, 2016 at 6:54 PM
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    So true Mel, and that’s all that matters. Within us that potential of good. Some great imagery here Mel, so unique as always and the thoughts of the creator making this intricate and vast landscape is beyond comprehension. The least we can do is appreciate it. Excellent work Mel. Kudos

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    • October 21, 2016 at 7:26 AM
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      It is incomprehensible, thank you Tony, glad you appreciated it.

      Best,
      Mel

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  • October 20, 2016 at 3:48 AM
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    Great work, Mel. A very well written piece of poetry. God did an excellent job with you.

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    • October 21, 2016 at 7:27 AM
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      Thank you John, glad you enjoyed it. Appreciate it.

      Best,
      Mel

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    • October 22, 2016 at 1:24 PM
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      Thank you Jackie, funny where the mind takes us. Glad you enjoyed it.

      Best,
      Mel

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