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in yourself
now the time is right for you to make
your move
there's no one else
to tell you how to make it through, dear

will then tell
such a tale of how one set of wings
could climb
over the walls
leaving behind a world of pure fear


The truth is masked
by thousands of nightmares

The cage is packed
no use for keys, no one dares

The Sky is dark
No hope for a sun there


So lonely up there, you know that too
they all would stare, but none will join you


They stay behind all doubting
Fighting breaks and shouting

Calling you down there
Begging you to land


In their confusion they have forgotten
Who they are and how things have gone rotten


If you would listen now
You'd risk missing how

the wind would feel when you do stretch
those set of wings you managed to stitch

If you can stay up there
Keep soaring in the air

You will learn how to truly see
What it means, son, and how to be

A close and dear friend
To no one, but the wind.


Wael Nawara
© 2008

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The following comments are for "To be an Eagle"
by waelnawara

but beautiful this. songs that hymn the beauty of isolation and aloneness are rare so this was expected and unusual treat… image of the eagle is woven with allegorical deftness and there is a stark wisdom here, start but true…

couldn’t quite hear the tune these lyrics would be set too, maybe I will on second or third reading. first time I’ve read you, a pleasure.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: September 28, 2008 )

... yeah ... you wanna be with people ... or even with someone special ... but somehow ... either they do not want you to fly ... or you do not want them to fly .. it is rare when you find someone to fly with ... so if you have to fly ... u may have to do it alone ... just take off leaving behind a world of hesitation and fear ...

Thanks for your words ...

i have a tune for this ... but it is to simple ... too basic ... sort of a guide or a musical structure more than a tune ... so if you do come up with a tune ... let me know, will you?


Thanks again

( Posted by: waelnawara [Member] On: September 28, 2008 )

Fly Like An Eagle....
This is beautiful as lyrics...I like it very much. Reminds of some old song that had a line in it that read: "fly like an eagle into the sky"...awesome, and I understand you comment to Shannon, yeah, it is hard to find one as a partner that wants you to fly free and vice versa...but it happens. That is true love and a true union of soul-mates. And as a parent, a truly loving parent, a good parent wants his offspring to fly and soar as high and as strongly as they can...this song can be very inspirational I do believe, good work here in my opinion.


aka Karma Tsering Lhamo

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: September 28, 2008 )

Wing-man .... or woman !
Thanks Lena for your comments ... :)

Yes ... it does happen, but rather rarely, that you can truly find your wing-man or wing-woman :) a soul-mate who will fly by your side and let you also explore the sky alone from time to time ... but as I said it is rare ... :)

But even as parents ... we tend to be too protective to let our offsprings stretch their wings in their own way, on their own moment, in their own choice of wind and skies ... at the end of the day ... we rarely let them fly as their hearts tell them ... too much education ... too many rules ... and they end up forgeting the instincts they were born with ...

this is why too often, one goes through a period of "undoing" whatever garbage they filled into our heads as kids at school and possibly at home and in interactions with the society at large ...

I am not trying to be cynical, but I truly find many children who are just born with great talents, but their talents fade away with too much "teaching" of the rules ...

Thanks so much for your comments Lena ... it obviously struck a sensitive nerve :)

I wish you unlimited flying in your own skies :)

May the wind be in your tail :)

( Posted by: waelnawara [Member] On: September 28, 2008 )

Someone soar with me
Your gonna make me cry. I'm in just that kind of mood tonight too.

This was a hot knife that stabbed directly into my heart. I know this "Eagle" well. I dream of the day I too will have someone to fly with. but, at my age, hope is fading faster and faster day by day.

Sad, painful but beautiful

( Posted by: TAMMYHENDRIX [Member] On: September 29, 2008 )

a friend to no one ... but the wind
... i feel like that sometimes ... maybe even more often than "sometimes" ... i wrote this piece when i decided i did not want to wait for someone to fly with ... at that particular moment ... i just decided to fly without ... to be friend to no one ... but the wind ...

thanks for sharing Tammy ... and thank you for your words of encouragement :)


Thanks for

( Posted by: waelnawara [Member] On: September 29, 2008 )

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