Airbending

Bending the air while doing breathing exercises is a struggle:
If I can bend the other three elements so well,
why can’t I airbend?

Listening & seeing trouble ahead is a big problem for me:
I bend before I speak,
using my muscles before I think (sometimes)
I know I’m young & brash,
but that’s just who I am right now.

Tenzin says I have to listen & then weigh my options,
which is a gift given to too few people.
He says I need to flow like the wind, move like the air—
I’ll figure it out someday,
I’ll learn to move with the wind at my side,
tangoing with the air.

M.B.B.
8/2/10
(modified & edited 7/18/2020)


And when you think how much she struggled to learn how to airbend ...
Airbending | Korra | Legend of Korra | Avatar | (gif) | Avatar ...

3 Comments

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  2. Dad says:

    I like the way you used the word tango within your poem. It helps the reader visualize the potential skill this young lady wants to master, hence the skills all of us want to achieve and master

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