Change of Mind

January 24, 2009
I stand on the cliff
when you leave me
I stare at the rift
a never ending chasm
I close my eyes
smile one last time
I push my weight forward
I let myself fall
there's nothing like
the feeling
of nothing between
you and the ground
nor quite
anything as frightening
if you just
turn it around.
I grab the edge
of the cliff
Do I really want this?
There's gotta be more
to life than what I know
I don't really
want to die
I just really
want to fly
far, far away
from all my pain
I'm given an offer
and then refused it
Is it too late now?
Should I have used it?
with all my strength
I press down
lift myself up
fall on solid ground
I lay

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SilverDawn said...
Jun. 4, 2009 at 11:43 pm
I love the rhythm here and the words just seem to flow. it rhymes at the perfect moments and it's just beautiful how you can write about something with a meaning so dark but the poem itself isn't dark and dreary. nice! (:
SmileyRiley<3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm
this is really good! the words aren't complicated but the meaning is. thats so hard to do and youve done an amazing job! btw thanks for the comment on my peom sunshine and rain!
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