Don't Look Down

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 30, 2018

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Submitted: September 30, 2018



There lies a deep and dark hole.

I cannot see the bottom, but I know it is there.


I stand at the top staring down.

Most days, I simply look at the hole, but sometimes


I fall.


I fall and fall and keep on falling.


Most times, I will grab on to something before hitting the bottom

And then I’ll climb back up to the top

And then I’ll go back to staring back down to the deep and dark hole,


But sometimes,

I hit the bottom.


Sometimes, I don’t have the strength to climb back.

Sometimes, I just don’t want to.

Sometimes, I let myself fall all the way down this deep and dark hole.


After so many times of climbing up, I just don’t have the energy, will, motivation, support, faith anymore.


But the bottom is the bottom for a reason.


There is nothing down there,

Only darkness and I.


The bottom is always calling, always pulling me down

But I cannot go back down to the bottom again.


No, I cannot go back there again.

I fear that if return,


I will not want to leave

And trust me when I say


There is no place worse than the bottom of that deep and dark hole.


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