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I live in the city and there always seems to be "noise." At times when my spirit needs a break and my eye catches a lonely seagull, my inner being reaches out to find silence and peace. What a gift to receive.

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This is a really moving poem which touched me with a feeling of freedom deep within!
Amazing! You feel as if the ability to fly is no longer a concept but a true reality!
I realy enjoyed this poam
Wow, this poem is great! I absolutely love it! It would seem nice to be free like that some day. if us humans can really just fly alongside the seagulls. It would be such a paradise. This Poem can only bring us hopes and dreams that one day. maybe. we all will find peace. I rate it. 9 out of 10.

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Gift Of The Seagull

A lonely seagull flies the winds
Majestic... soaring...gliding wings
A single screech sounds from the sky
Come fly with me... come here and fly

My spirit floats to be a part
I feel the beating of its heart
My soul, one with this bird of sea
Now knows the meaning to fly free

I feel the winds caress my soul
And soar the streams without a goal
My being trembles of delight
A treasure I received tonight

The seagull's flight of soaring high
The gift of what it means to fly

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this poem is so. poetic! i know that sounds so stupid, but thats the only way i could describe this poem. well, there's other words, but munda, you're u true poet. and the other words to describe this poem are beautiful. wonderful. i just wish u keep on writing these amazing poems. and i love how u make it seem like u could just fly away with a seagull. its cool. i sound so dumb right now. i dont mean to, but i love this poem! and i don't know why i love it so much. well. yeah.
it is very real,it makes me question myself?
i really love this poem it really inspries me to write!
I love this pem it is so i don't know it make me want to do something that matters! thanks for sharing
I felt moved by your poem. It is beautiful and inspirational. Thank you for sharing your gift.
this poem allowed me to think of someone rescuing you when you felt down,someone taking your had and saving you form your emptiness. this being accurate,i don't know, but to me the sign of a good poem is one than enables you interpret what you can and take from it what you will. great. thanks
You've said so very much through your choice of words to give your poem it's special meaning. It reached right out and touched my heart. But more importantly, it gave me something beautiful to think about! Thank you
I like the meaning that I gather from reading the poem. I am sending it to my students so they use it as meaning to fly high for what they want out of life.
Beautiful, simply beautiful. Freedom expressed in it's simplest and lightest form, yet has a prfound effect to my soul. Beautiful.
excellent work. cud associate wid it quite well
WOW! this was very good. It is so true and easy to understand how you may feel about life nd other things -- love it !
i'd vote your peom a 9. 5 outa 9. 5. i liked your poem in the way that you put your whole poem as a metaphor about how you want peace and quiet and just yo be calm like a seagull is just flying and not caring. your brillant.
This poe really means alot. My father went into acute renal failure and died twice, he is doing better but still in I. C. U. right now, and this poem really makes me feel better. I am an only child and my Father is not married and I have three children and a husband and I have been about on my death bed to. It's good to read something loke this during your hard times, Anyway Great Poem!
This poem touches me because the book Jonathon Livingston Seagull touched my heart at avery profound time in my life.
I just like it so much
This was an amazing poem, one that personally touched me.
i liked you poem. I liked the style in the past i wrote something with the same thuoght but you put it better than me.
I loved it. It brought up so many inspirational thoughts. Keep up the work.
this is one of those rare poems that speak to ones soul. I like it for its simple beauty, sincerity and the sense of freedom and space that it evokes in me.
I really like this poem because it just. reaches out to me. Even though a seagull is usually just a dull bird, that you see almost everywhere, something that always blends in, Munda has made it into a really amazing thing.
What I liked about your work is the realness of it. Keep up the good work I look forward to reading more of your poems.
I really liked it because of the rhythm of the words were just like the rhythm of the sea banging on rocks when the tide comes in. It was a very emotional poem which a person can read over and over again and not be sick of.
This was a really inspirationalpoem and it touched me
this poem is very touchig since my boyfriend died ad me, nicole blackwood has no life but i have no frineds either. i like someone named marco but that crazy girl katie has got him
This poem really moved ,me touching me in my soul deeply painting a very vivid picture in my mind like a feeling of flying. I loved it
jessa mae
i love it really!
the poem is absolutley wonderful!it brought tears to my eyes, right now im going through a very tough time in my life and your poem made me realize that you can find peace in the simple joys of life. THANKS.
Very sound poem with great imagery - it just grabs at the beauty of life.
WOW! It takes me back to the times I spent camping in high school. Thanks, I needed that.
This poem really did make my day. It's nice to read something that makes you smile.
I thought this was a wonderful poem evoking both the smell and freedom of the sea and a feeling of the freedom of the spirit.
Beautiful,soring gliding, a poem worthy of elves themselves.
This poem was very touching and what it means to me is that dont feel stuck to something that bothers you or you just dont wonna be so be free and find your own way in life instead of seeking it through others dreams and not yours. Keep writing hopefully one day you will become a famous poet
A friend of mine thought I had betrayed her and now her feelings are slowly surfacing, I know she is in pain and I want to say something that will be like a whisper in her ear - and this fits. Thank you.
The poem was very touching and hope to read more of your poems. GREAT WORK.
I thought it was BEAUTIFUL!
i really love this poem it touched my heart you have a very good way with words
I felt that it was staight to the point with a whole lot to express for people with imagination. Very beautiful and well written
jyoti chadha
it is a beautiful piece which actually raises your soul with every time you reread it
This poem is really inspiring, and it brings things to life that you might not notice! Great job!
It was a breath of fresh air. Didn't have to think. just "BE"
Nice poem
I thing your poem is very good. I can tell you wrote this with your heart and soul. If you write all of your writing like this I bet your very good
This was very good, and i think i will use this for a project of mine!
It is a really lovely poem that touched me a lot. I found it when searching for poems to set to music as part of my university course, and this one inspired me to set the first verse to music.
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