Jump Then Fall

November 14, 2010
By Shalyse_s SILVER, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Shalyse_s SILVER, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"The painful of memories are brought up in the most joyful of ways. Reminding you to smile because it's over and you know better. " - Me


I've been contemplating it for as long as I can remember
Every sign along the way has pointed me here to this exact spot
I kick a small stone over the edge and wait to listen for it's landing
But silence and wind are all I inhale
Drawing deeper and deeper my breaths pull to a stop
I cross my arms over my chest and pray my parachute is where it should be
Terrified and congested I teeter along the edge
My body is still
My mind is at peace
And my heart is in my hands
Effortlessly I let the wind carry me over
I'm flying
The atmosphere stench-less
My thoughts holted to the inevitable rush of freedom
Seconds pass and I am still riding high
Knowing any second the truth will be revealed
Lower and lower and lower
I rise
Palms and fingertips I feel along my spine
I open my eyes and a sea of my peers are surfing me across a field
of light, love, and infinite possibilities
The deepest gasp of them all releases from my chest
Again I am alive
Call me a believer.

The author's comments:
Almost 99% of the time our fears are not of the fall but THE JUMP!

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