Hold On

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

Never let go.

If I’m gonna fall,

you’re gonna fall with me,

together for all, in our bundle, we’ll flee,

our heart as one and our blood as a flood

a rush in unison, a facade to flow,

it pounds down walls that covers built up

to allow our power to show

a vision lacking sorrow but held up with flares

fires in glossy eyes that burn brighter than the sun

that provide the strength to confront

those with blares,

those with lights too dim to see

and those with blights too big to free

and even if I can’t find them here

I know we can if a growth overcomes,

if something larger than those blights comes forth,

a northern light,

a colorful light,

an expansive new show that grants the flight

and brings them back to reality,

that brings them to realize that they don’t have wings,

that flight

isn’t possible,

that we’re only falling,

that what’s happening now isn’t what once was,

that that is over,

the dullness gone,

the color back,

a new vibrant monochrome,

and that now that the black and the white are gone,

we fill that place;

the blues,

the reds,

the yellow,

the green,

we, with you,

we light up the hole we’re all falling down,


in our bundle,

escaping the things we want to forget,

we’re bereft,

so in search of a ground we never will reach,

we’ll hold on to memories, different for each.


Submitted: November 12, 2015

© Copyright 2022 H. Adams. All rights reserved.

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Whiskey Charlie

Hmm, are those perhaps your lyrics set to her music? If so, it's a nice way to look at things.

Thu, November 12th, 2015 1:55am


To a point, yes. I dreamt up the poem while listening to the music and the picture, so I guess it could be. Thanks for reading, Whiskey :)

Wed, November 11th, 2015 6:03pm

Jeff Bezaire

This poem fits with the music real well. Another incredible piece, Hanorbi! The picture is stunning. You always have great taste in photos. By the way, your new profile pic is awesome, too.

Thu, November 12th, 2015 4:38am


I wouldn't consider myself to have good taste in photos, but rather the ability to find the talent. Thank you for the kind compliments, Jeff!

Thu, November 12th, 2015 12:38pm

B Douglas Slack

His music is such an inspiration, Hanorbi. I have 3 of his CD's and play them all the time. Your choice of illustration to go with your lyrics is inspired - fitting the scene perfectly. I especially like the thin, white line dropping down to the barely visible figure on the hillside. When I hear his music, I reflect back on my younger days up in Alaska, watching the Aurora as it waves through the sky. Well done! ~Tom

Thu, November 12th, 2015 3:30pm


I'm very glad you know Cupelli. He's fantastic. I can very easily imagine Alaska and the night sky to the song, it makes me want to write a story on it. When I feel that way about something, you know it's powerful stuff. Thank you, Tom, I appreciate the feedback :)

Thu, November 12th, 2015 12:42pm


Beautiful. The music accents this poem well and the poem itself evokes very powerful emotions and imagery. I love it.

Fri, November 13th, 2015 6:18pm


Woo, another winner! I try to accentuate each part of what I present with each other so they blend well together. Glad you think I've succeeded in doing so, Dotie, thank you :)

Sat, November 14th, 2015 1:14pm

Mr Watson

Music, poetry and pictures. you seem to go from strength to strength. Another masterpiece, beautifully presented.

Fri, November 13th, 2015 10:48pm


I'm worried I'll reach a point where it's impossible to improve (even though reaching that point is scientifically impossible). Thank you so very much, Mr. W.

Sat, November 14th, 2015 1:15pm

Jack Motley

Such strength in your poetry, Hanorbi. That's the best way I can describe it: power. You went boldly into this piece, my friend.

Sat, November 14th, 2015 8:46am


You know, that's the first time I've heard someone describe my stuff that way. I just have to hope that the power in my writing continues to increase. Thank you, Jack.

Sat, November 14th, 2015 1:19pm

Melancholic Wisdom

Beautiful poem. The music fits so well it. And to me a lot of your writing flows a lot like a song (or at least how I read it) and I like that a lot. Such brilliant writing, once again, keep it up!

Sun, November 15th, 2015 3:28am


I never try to make it sound like a song. It's weird that it ends up that way when it isn't my original intention. Thank you, Nik, your words are very encouraging :)

Wed, November 18th, 2015 3:29pm

Salma Said

Wow!! I love it! The music fits it perfectly!

Sat, December 5th, 2015 11:48am


I'm glad! Thanks for the comment and taking the time to read, it means a lot :D

Sat, December 5th, 2015 5:20pm

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