The Ledge

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
i don't really know what to say, it is what it is and nothing more

Submitted: October 30, 2009

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Submitted: October 30, 2009

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An inviting cliff infront of me
The peace at the bottom all i can see
The peace that comes to all with death
The rocks, the water, my last breath
There are many people down below
So many I don't even know
I passed the trails of the hiking zone
I walked this path to be alone
The party scene was just too loud
The people there not my kind of crowd
I peered at them over the ledge
Carefully leaning over the edge
It's funny, I don't remember fear
There was no anger or pain, not a tear
My head was broken, this I knew
And that my life was ending too
I never really wanted to fall
But emotions and regrets I do not recall
There was some strange sense of relief
My body falling, a single autumn leaf
And then the bottom finally came
Jagged rocks and roaring waves, waiting for a body to mame
I awoke with people passed out around me
The nightmare in my head still all I could see
I hit the bottom, this I know
But what happened to me didn't show
It felt so real, it felt so fresh
I needed time to think, time to assess
I hiked away from the camp
My hair, my face and hands still cold and damp
My mind stumbling in a wrath
My feet found their own path
I didn't notice the trails and trees that I passed
Every detail of my nightmare down to the last
I sat down to take a breath or two
To calmly think this nightmare through
Never lifting my head I sat in the shade of a tree
I glanced up to see a cliff infront of me
The sun shown bright on the water's glow
A new vision of life it seemed to show
My heart was racing, but I could feel my pulse drop
I was moving then, and I couldn't stop
The wind was whispering cold to me
Come this way, there's something to see
I fought the urge, the movement, but it was no use
Nothing being done was self-induced
I gave in and crept to the edge
I carefully leaned over the ledge
A disturbing image layed out before me
The end of my dream I was allowed to see
There were people carrying my body away
What came next I cannot say
I had to leave, something told me to go
This was real then,  all I could truly know
Now to this world I am dead
One more tradgety, another goodbye unsaid


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