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The trip was for pleasure, to get away from life
Only for a while, but a respite from strife
The green hill beckoned us, with fingers of cloud
The cool breeze caressed, our hearts so tired
Hand in hand we walked, together at last in peace
Forgotten were the tears, the anger and the pain
Bright flowers shined, but our smiles outshone them
And then I paused, when we reached the spot
A break in the cliffs, a gaping hole in the earth
So many were they, who chose this path
To escape this fate, maybe get another chance
“Lover’s Leap”, they call it for love brings but this
A leap into peace, the end or a beginning.
They walked on, but I stood there like stone
I moved to the edge, but ever so slow
, Looking down I saw, my heart in my mouth
A deep white abyss, brimming with clouds
It was all so vague, like looking through a dream
So magical the sight, so tempting the breeze
For a moment I froze, a thought crossing my mind
I spread wide my arms, neither thinking nor seeing
I was about to jump, for I had heard you call
I saw your face, smiling from the clouds
You called to me, I could feel your love
Gently drawing me, to float down to you
I dithered on the brink, my mind a spinning
Who was it that said “it’s not a fear of heights
But the wish to fly”? I forget.
I too then craved, to be free like a bird
To swoop like an eagle, down to your world
But something pulls me gently, back to this life
A trembling little hand, softer than the clouds
I retrace my steps, but I know I’ll be back
Someday I shall fly on the wings of your song

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The following comments are for "Vertigo"
by praveenkm

a way with words
The wording in this poem really is quite beautiful - I really got an image of what it was you were describing and it actually touched me. A fine piece of writing!

( Posted by: Stiltzkin [Member] On: August 21, 2003 )

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