Friday, November 06, 2009

PAD Challenge 5

Day 5: Write a growth poem. This could be psychological or emotional growth, physical growth, or however you'd like to take it.

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The Illusion of Flight

When he enters the studio
he is a young master in training,
leaving behind his Star Wars
and superhero characters
for something more heroic.
He bows,
cinches the white belt around his waist
and begins the way of the foot and fist:
a rapid fire of front kicks and back kicks,
side kicks and roundhouse kicks,
punching with the skill of a warrior,
almost mystical in his concentration.
Watch his body glide his open-hand strikes,
giving him the illusion of flight—
this man cub,
expressionless in his execution
but happy in an existence
far away from here.


Jill said...

Very nice! Crisp and clear. Of course, I am also a karate mom/karate wife, so it makes sense to me. Your poem is beautiful the way the moves are fluid and beautiful!

Jessie Carty said...

ah what a surprise after the first line! loved the move into "and begins the way of the foot and fist." I took some kung fu for a while and it is amazing how it makes you feel powerful.


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