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Catapult

by Chris Sorrenti


start by choosing a realistic destination
then stretch out with both arms - grab on to what you can
hold tight - take a deep breath
thrusting forward with all your might

while in mid air - enjoy the view - maybe even a somersault or two
approaching the ground - steady legs for touchdown
take a moment to regain balance - then give a great big smile
with hands high above head - in a ‘V’ for victory


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04/17/2009

Posted on 04/17/2009
Copyright © 2019 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joan Serratelli on 04/17/09 at 04:30 PM

A very uplifting piece! I wish I were as optimistic as you. Enjoyable poem with very vivid images- reat write as always!

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 04/17/09 at 06:25 PM

I'd say that's pretty reasonable. Good piece from the archives, man.

Posted by Tony Young on 04/17/09 at 08:58 PM

Is this possible Chris, it sounds great...

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 04/19/09 at 08:41 PM

Terrific Chris....sometimes we just need to let the "fiction" of life and death go, remain in the center...and forget we are there. Bon Voyage! Thanks.

Posted by Bruce W Niedt on 04/20/09 at 01:52 AM

You've still got some good ones in the vaults. This brought me a smile - what a great way to get around.... d:-)

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 04/20/09 at 05:25 PM

Powerful imagery! Best have a chute open well before landing! Adventure for the young or young at heart (with a very good heart)!!

Posted by Kris Mara on 04/20/09 at 06:27 PM

fun read...but I think I'll stay on the ground if you don't mind! :)

Posted by Maude Curtis on 05/31/09 at 02:43 PM

You sound like you might be an ex paratrooper. This sounds vaguely familiar to stories my sweetie tells of his days with the 82nd airborne.

Posted by Lori Blair on 12/07/11 at 11:42 PM

and now I am flying mid air ever so content...thank you! Most excellent

Posted by Gail Wolper on 03/03/14 at 03:48 AM

Everyone needs a great fantasy of simple success! Well done!

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