I’ll Fly Away

Galumphing along as best I can
I hold the tail of Mama in front
who holds the tail in front of her
and so ad infinitum.

The earth shakes with each mighty step ─
in unison we march to the general’s call
My legs are short, I’m out of puff
I think I’ll fly away.

A music prompt at mindlove misery’s menagerie tempted me this morning.
Also linked at Octpowrimo where the prompt was to use a scene from a favourite film as a starting point.  The Jungle Book is a film I put on when ill or depressed and wishing I could fly away.

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12 Responses to I’ll Fly Away

  1. I love how you wove all those images and memories into your poem 😀

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  2. Candy says:

    Precious! Made me think of little Dumbo too 🙂

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  3. 1sojournal says:

    “My legs are short, I’m out of puff” This one I know because I was the runt of the litter. Trying to keep up with them was hard puffing work.

    Thanks for visiting 1sojournal and for your encouraging words.


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  4. restlessjo says:

    Jungle Book’s always good for cheering up, Viv! In fact, most of the Disneys 🙂

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  5. whimsygizmo says:

    Awwww. So great. LOVE this: “My legs are short, I’m out of puff”


  6. graciesbnana says:

    This is so cute and reminds me of the movie :)!

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  7. That’s so sweet. 🙂

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  8. A sweet lovely poem. I love the Jungle Book!

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  9. Janet says:

    This is fantastic!!

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  10. Bastet says:

    Oh I do so love the elephants …. lovely post!

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  11. Dawn D says:

    I could see it right away!
    Well done 🙂

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