Into the Azure Blue Sky

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  • Mandi
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Poem Commentary

This poem is dedicated to my nephew, Nicholas Hibberd, who died tragically at the age of 24 when his freight plane went down near Denton, Texas. The event took place on December 4th, 2002, shortly after 7am.. A recent graduate from the University of Texas, he was working as a cargo pilot and working toward his commercial piiot's license.

Into the Azure Blue Sky

This is a story of a young boy,
Who wanted to learn to how to fly,
Liike his father before him,
Up away iinto the azure blue sky.

He paid attention to his parents.
He learned how to be a good friend.
Doing his best in his schoolwork,
He grew into a fine young man..

Then, early one December morning
A young pilot readied to fly.
Finishing his routine checklist,
He  raised  his eyes to the sky.

The sun, hidden by the grey thickness,
Was a vision of fog-muted flame.
Blanketing all the earth he could see,
To him everything looked the same.

As an athlete trusts in his coach
The young pilot relied on his plane.,
If each instrament was doing its job
He, then, could do the same.

For all he had ever wanted,
As many a young man does, was to fly
Up, up and away from earthly tethers
Into the azure blue sky.

What was down seemed up,
And, what was up was down surely.
But, a meeting of metal and earth,
Caused a firey blaze to end the query.

In a minute second, all was gone,
Smoke and fire had taken its toll.
The young pilot had vanished,
To heaven God had sent his soul..

To this day we remember fondly,
That he applied all of his learning,
To accomplish the goal of being a pilot,
 Fullfilling his youthful yearning

For all  he had ever wantned
As many a young man does, was to fly
Up, up and away from Earthly tethers
And into the azure blue sky.

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MootPoint commented on Into the Azure Blue Sky

09-05-2013

Kinda gave me a little chill at the end. Wow, love it. Sad that such a fine young man's life was over at such a young age.

Mandi

09/07/2013

this was my nephew.

StandingBear commented on Into the Azure Blue Sky

03-09-2011

A great dedication poem you've written for your nephew Nicholas. Meticulously crafted with the utmost love and care. Excellent dedication poem!

Mandi

03/11/2011

thank you, again, for reading and commenting on my poems you rock

ESSENCEOFLOVE commented on Into the Azure Blue Sky

11-07-2010

I'm sorry for your loss. He seemed like a wonderful young man. I love this poem not only for it's storytelling, which was great, but for the love pouring from every word. A beautiful tribute......E

Mandi

11/08/2010

thanks

kmooney commented on Into the Azure Blue Sky

09-01-2010

Very heartfelt. A nice story and tribute to a young pilot. Thanks for sharing...K

Mandi

09/14/2010

This was my nephew. He perished on Dec. 4th, 2002.

winterkou commented on Into the Azure Blue Sky

08-31-2010

This is a wonderful poem about a boy who wants to follow in his fathers footsteps. If this had a rating You would surely get a 10 from me. Two thumbs up.

Mandi

09/14/2010

thanks for your comments . Each time you comment I feel renewed witth confidence.

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