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I stand on the cliffs
The rain beating me
The wind whipping
Pushing and holding
Begging me to step back
From this damned edge
But I do not listen
I curse God
And condemn the world
For its cruelty
For its pain
And I jump
Freeing my soul
Angry at God
Angry at the world
And most of all…
Angry at myself
Because
Of course…
I was the one
Who jumped


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Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass,
of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind

(William Wordsworth)




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The following comments are for "JUMP"
by seriousinsanity

Ha ha ha
This poem is so funny, I forgot to laugh. Actually, I really like this poem alot. It speaks of how all of us have to confront ourselves. And how we sometimes have to laugh at ourselves, in spite of the pain. Which is why you didn't really jump. Not to say that we are all falling through emptiness,anyway. That is the joke that life plays on us.

This poem really moves along. And it's simple, yet deceptive. It's got energy, movement, and is deceptively simple.

( Posted by: gomarsoap [Member] On: April 22, 2005 )

Free Fall
This piece is powerful, and swift. It sounds more like a free-falling dream. I think it's good to write about thoughts that you would rather not act on.

macbeth

( Posted by: macbeth [Member] On: April 25, 2005 )





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