for today’s National Poetry Day, and to celebrate this event I’ve chosen a poem by Patrick Hamilton who wrote it at Texas Tech University in July 2000.
It’s dedicated to the love of flight and the few who share his passion. The poem is an expression of his search for identity and a place to truly call home. He believes that only the few that have flown know this feeling and that home comes from within yourself.
A personal revelation
Few people know what makes us tick
Those few of us who fly till’ we’re sick
We do it for fun, we do it for kicks
Spilling through clouds, learning new tricks
This one selfish act, we perform next to God
Enjoying being lonely, thinking…
This pleasure of mine that I share with a few
Those who stick to the skies and prefer a dark brew
Keeps us close to our thoughts, allows us to roam
We dream of that feeling that brings you back home.