Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

A Poem by Clifford

Swallowing back her fright,
she pulls the rope tight.
She steps off the cliff;
her body goes stiff.
Does she see endless light,
or is there nothing in sight?

© 2017 Clifford



Author's Note

Clifford
Please feel free to review. I would love to hear what you have to say, whether it's about the poem itself or any thoughts you have about the topic.

This poem has been re-purposed as the final part in the Laura series. This poem can stand on its own, but it serves as an ending. The other three parts are:

http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/CliffordFaust/1932487/

http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/CliffordFaust/1933615/

http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/CliffordFaust/1939525/

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I like the ambiguity of this well constructed poem. Stepping off the cliff could be a metaphore for any life changing event. As for death, well, I don't think any one can possibly know what happens, until they are actually dead themselves. I like to think that some aspect of us survives. I like your short poem, but I will have to look up your Laura series to get more of an idea of your intention.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and leaving your thoughts. Much appreciated.



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I like to think that she sees the light
That is my belief anyhow as a Christian
I felt for her though her life here ended at her own will
Well written

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

4 Months Ago

I think we all want to see light. Not all of us are very sure we will, though. Thank you for reading.. read more
Juliespenhere.

4 Months Ago

Surety comes through faith and trust
Not through anything I do
Nope. No cliffs, no way, no how. And you described the reason(s) why quite well: the light at the end of the tunnel/life or nothing. It don't matter to me - I ain't goin' there. Very, very well done.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Clifford

4 Months Ago

Very respectable. Thanks for reading.
This truly is very direct and intense in itself. A leap of Faith, is something that we all face from time to time, more so, when things are dark, and going awry, yet in the end, we each face a time, full of much trials and choices, in which our faith is put to a test. I truly enjoyed this short, yet powerful piece. Excellent work!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

4 Months Ago

I like your perspective on this topic. Thank you for reading
Maria

4 Months Ago

Thank you and same to you.
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I like the ambiguity of this well constructed poem. Stepping off the cliff could be a metaphore for any life changing event. As for death, well, I don't think any one can possibly know what happens, until they are actually dead themselves. I like to think that some aspect of us survives. I like your short poem, but I will have to look up your Laura series to get more of an idea of your intention.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and leaving your thoughts. Much appreciated.
It is short, but it is mind blowing! Just keep writing!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

6 Months Ago

Glad you think so, Anjali. Thanks for reading.
Anjali

6 Months Ago

You're welcome!
Short, but an excellent piece!

Has she taken a leap of faith? Or has she tightened a noose around her neck for a final leap into the unknown and beyond? Two scenarios i have contemplated when reading this sextet.

Very good rhyme and it all leaves the reader wanting to know more.
Very nice work, Clifford!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

1 Year Ago

Exactly the thoughts I had when creating this piece. Thanks for your review.
Leaps of faith are one of my favourite things! I get a notion, and I leap into the blind abyss...If it doesn't quite go to plan, I find a way!
The poem itself evokes a darkness though, an undercurrent of something amiss? Maybe it's because it is unfinished or just because I see 'A Leap of faith' as something quite different. Very well metered rhyme and use of words, thank you!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

1 Year Ago

Taking leaps of faith can be exciting. Thank you for stopping by to read.
Wow, cliffhanger..this leaves a lot to be interpreted. Tough topic either way.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Clifford

1 Year Ago

Very tough topic. Thank you for reading.
I'm really digging this cliffhanger. In some cases, it could appear unfinished, but for this purpose, I can find some symbolism in it. Like it a lot!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

1 Year Ago

Thanks, JJ. That cliffhanger is meant to be symbolic.
Hello Clifford, this is quite different from what I am used to reading from you. This does have a cliff-hanger element to it, and despite the effective use of meter, I somehow feel it is not one of your complete works. And I know you're aware that this isn't meant to be a consummate poem of yours. Nonetheless, I get the effect and intent you try to convey- that of hopelessness, of haplessness and of abject darkness.
As a keen reader and follower of your works, I would however want to read your works at their very best.

Yours greedily,
M.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mallika Relives

1 Year Ago

What if she decided to go ahead with it, you show her modus operandi and then surprise your readers .. read more
Clifford

1 Year Ago

I see what you mean now. I wasn't looking at the poem at the right angles. Instead of just addressin.. read more
Mallika Relives

1 Year Ago

I am more than glad, and you're welcome Clifford.

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