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Oh! I Have Slipped The Surly Bonds Of Earth  
User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds--and done a hundred things
you have not dreamed of.

Wheeled and soared and swung
hight in the sunlit silence.

Hov'ring there I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
my eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, nor even eagle flew.

And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
the high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God.

John Gillespie Magee

It could not have been better said.....

JET


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User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

Amen to that. I love that poem.  Smile

TW



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