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Holding Patterns

Holding Patterns (Illustration) Poetry

 

Against heaven's backdrop
Planes approach the field
Each must land
On the same runway
At different times

You are part of
A holding pattern:
Pilot in command.

Instructions
From the tower
Separate you
From other aircraft

Holding patterns
Keep you distant
From fellow pilots
Keep you safe
From close encounters.

Against earth's backdrop
We approach "our" life
Each must walk
On different paths
At the same time

We are part of
A holding pattern:
Neither in command.

Instructions
From our souls
Pull us
Toward each other

Holding patterns
Keep us near
Physically, emotionally
Keep us safe
For close encounters.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5189stories and lessons created

Original Release: Jul 14, 2013

Updated Last Revision: Jan 26, 2016


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