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video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 11/5/16 show “New Beginning, Firsts and the Future” at Expressions 2016! New Beginnings: the Future of Poetry in Austin reading her poems “a New Life”, “Under the Sea”, “Saving Fingers and Scooping Ice Cream”, “New Beginnings: getting married to my knight in shining armor”, “My First Time”, “Falling From the Sky”, “Questioning Creativity through the Cosmos”, and her song “In Love I Abide” to live guitar and keyboard (filmed from a Canon Power Shot camera).
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New Beginning, Firsts and the Future
with “a New Life” “Under the Sea”, “Saving Fingers and Scooping Ice Cream”, “New Beginnings: getting married to my knight in shining armor”, “My First Time”, “Falling From the Sky”, “Questioning Creativity through the Cosmos”, & “In Love I Abide”.

Falling From the Sky

Janet Kuypers, 06/16/07 (11:27 A.M. mountain time)

I’m taking a one-way flight today

And you know, when people say they have a one-way ticket
You assume the plane
                                    is landing them somewhere
And not flying them back

But lucky me, my only way back
Is to jump out of the sky

And hope I land on my own two feet

And my flight takes off
In just a little while
And I can feel that tension knot
That knot’s rope, being pulled
By all my nerves

And like it was heartburn
I want to slam my fist into my chest
To try to make the pain go away

So I’ve spent all my life
Trying to soar so high

But I guess I have to be prepared
For coming back to earth


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