A Fighting Flight

A Poem By Elliot Hawthorne // 2/1/2016

Run faster,
its slipping
Slipping past my fingertips,
trying to hold
through the dips and
dives of my
true to the wind,
I spin
flying uncontrollably,
I know I won't win
fighting against the wind
the fight
of my flight,
as it slips through my fingers
the fight
its hard
my hands go limp
and my wings go numb
spinning, crashing, falling,
I cant escape.
the feeling,
I'm failing
I'm losing the fight,
screaming, crying
I stop fighting,
I fall
I'll let You catch me


This is beautiful! I love

This is beautiful! I love this:
"true to the wind,
I spin
flying uncontrollably,
I know I won't win"

Altogether lovely.
Welcome to ApricotPie! I'm always so excited when we get a new member. :) I hope you enjoy it here! I can't wait to see your future posts.

Damaris Ann | Mon, 02/01/2016

God uses the milestones as stepping stones to bring us closer to Him. We may not see it in the moment, but we can always look back and see the memorials of His love in the crumbles of our stumbling blocks.

Thank you so much! It's great

Thank you so much! It's great to hear positive feedback :)

Elliot Hawthorne | Mon, 02/01/2016


'I fall
I'll let You catch me

Yay. I really enjoyed this, Elliot! A fantastic kick-off for your AP life! Welcome aboard and keep posting.

Brighid | Wed, 02/03/2016

When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart.


Thank you so much! It's been great getting all of this positive feedback when I'm a brand new user :)

Elliot Hawthorne | Wed, 02/03/2016

Oh. My. Goodness.

I LOVE THIS COMPLETELY! This is my favorite poem!!!!!!! I have a lot of those, but, you know... STILL!!!!!

The line breaks and flow really captured a feeling of flightyness (if that's a word) and desperation. GENIUS!!!!!!!!!! I loved this line: 'The fight of my flight'! A beautiful poetic phrase right there!

Anyway, thank you for this wonderful poem! It brought a smile to my face and an image to my head.

Madalyn Clare | Sat, 11/05/2016

"To live is to love with the passion of a thousand stars. To love is to live despite the pain of a thousand scars. Anything in between is a passing shadow." ~Michael Joseph Murano