Flights Of Fancy



I dreamt I was an Eagle

Flying proudly in the sky

I won the competition

As the bird that reached so high


I dreamt I was a Parrot

Who mimics people best

Won a trophy of a seed bag

In a talking bird contest


I dreamt I was a white Dove

Leading a massive flock of birds

We carried flags and banners

Sharing love and peaceful words


I dreamt I was a Sparrow

Bringing smiles to one and all

No matter what I did eat

I could never grow so tall


I dreamt I was a large Crow

Feathers glossy ebony black

Why do many dislike me?

I have such high intellect


I dreamt I was a barn Owl

A wise and clever soul

She woke me "Stop your dreaming

Get to office, reach your goal".

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I put this up with some trepidation because again it's just a very simple rhyming poem. Learning and enjoying writing poems in my (over!) mid 60's during the Covid lockdowns has led me along this path of poetry writing.

MPS poets put up fabulous poems. I have read beautiful ones with images so vivid, funny poems which made me laugh, sad ones which tug at heartstrings, erotic ones (phew!), uncomprehending ones (I send them to my daughter who explains them to me!). So many clever, elegant, thought provoking poems.

But above all, the friendship and encouragement from poets here has motivated me to try and write various styles. And inspired me to write on different subjects (today's poem was inspired by Spill's Dreams). But still I come back to very simple lines that rhyme!

I think maybe the years of talking to patients with explanations that they can really understand has moulded my writing. Will keep trying to improve.



  • Paul Bell

    Spot on, it's getting the words down, and how they all crunch together.
    I always find work gets in the way of writing a classic. lol

    • Rozina

      Thank you Paul. You are right. I shouldn't give that excuse, after all I didn't speak in rhyming language to my patients all these years! So I should get started on my crime novel of the century soon......

    • Fay Slimm.

      A gem of a bird-verse Rozina which has birthed my first smile of the day - top marks for a fine write of your impressively rhymed touches of humour is this " Flight into Fancy"

      • Rozina

        Thank you Fay. I so admire your effortless elegant prose. I tried to do one but it sounded so phony!

      • dusk arising

        Your poem today is great fun and i enjoyed reading it, i burst out laughing at the seed bag trophy. Rhyming can be great fun.

        • Rozina

          Thank you dusk.

        • Saxon Crow

          Roz there is no shame in finding your own poetic voice. The poetry you write comes from you and so we all feel trepidation when we basically share aspects of our soul with others. That aside, I really enjoyed your poem. It was first rate and glad you mentioned crow haha. Carry on writing dear poet you are just as amazing as everyone else here.

          • Rozina

            You are right. Sharing my thoughts and feelings here is foreign to me. I recheck my poems for grammar, spelling, punctuation numerous times before I put them up (habitually for medicolegal issues!). Thank you for your insightful comments.

          • L. B. Mek

            there really is no hierarchy, in Poetry
            there just can't be
            of all the artforms
            is just so, so subjective..
            so Please
            write whatever you want
            as long as it's sincere
            never let peoples, response
            validate, its worth to you..
            if you enjoy it, then its done the job
            anything else, is surplus
            however welcome..
            thanks for sharing, dear Poet

            • Rozina

              Thank you so much Mek.

            • Distant View

              There is nothing wrong with simple or straightforward rhyme, Rozina. And a poem with a lucid message is a good thing, I would say. I enjoyed this poem full of humour and joy!

              • Rozina

                Thank you!

              • Rocky Lagou

                This was wonderful Rozina, I'd also like to praise you here on MPS. You're words never fail to impress and that ending truly hit my tickle bone. You had me laughing with your footnote, "I send them to my daughter who explains them to me!" I can relate too though, sometimes you really have to go digging with some poems. Glad you feel at home here among great poets!

                • Rozina

                  Thanks Rocky. Yes sometimes I can't see clearly!

                • Michael Edwards

                  Well said - there is a diverse range of poems here on Mps from a diverse and talented bunch of poets - and you are sure up there with us all.

                  • Rozina

                    Thank you very much.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Your words are wonderful Rozina. Those birds are in our lives as are all the words that we all write.


                    • Rozina

                      Thank you Andy.

                    • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

                      We all write in different ways .. keep writing 🙂 I really like your poem and I love birds too .. I hardly ever rhyme

                      • Rozina

                        Thank you Violet.

                      • Accidental Poet

                        Satisfaction begins in each poet. As others here have said, don't let anyone criticize your words Rozina. We learn from reading poetry, we live for writing poetry. I love the drawings of the birds. You're a multitalented artist. 😊

                        • Rozina

                          Thank you for your comments.

                        • Neville

                          Having crafted these words, which I am sure would not have been an easy feat (the rhyming is so perfectly precise) would have been a crhyme not to have posted them .. I think this whole page is much more than a flight of fancy .. it is a labour of love and you Roz are a very generous individual for gifting it to us ... we are indeed very lucky to have you among us ... Neville ................... x

                          • Rozina

                            Thank you for your kind words Neville.

                          • sorenbarrett

                            Well rhymed and entertaining that is what it is about. Well done

                            • Rozina

                              Thank you.

                            • spilleronsheet

                              Poetry comes impromptu to you dear Rozina…you are so good at it…rhyming is the most difficult thing to get..all the potteries that I have written it’s hardly been once that I could rhyme…with you it comes naturally and it’s so fun to read your poetry…I am always awestruck by the way you can manage all genres of poetry….you take keen notice of the issues in society, like the “Gossiping” it surely was very essential… and this is so beautiful dear Rozina….I really liked the birds…I sure resonate the most with the sparrow….and the picture that complements the poetry also so good….in your lines, I can see that everyone can find a space in between…thanks for penning such wonderful poetries….keep writing and sharing them…

                              • Rozina

                                Thank you spills for your generous words.

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