The Deceiver

The Deceiver

A Poem by Mason Rayburn

Approaching the edge, I drop a rock
From the heights I've become so familiar with.
Who knew you could be so high
While feeling so low?
I suppose that's just how it is
In this topsy-turvy world.
Here at the edge, it's amazing
How clear my mind has become.
Suppose what I've done in my life
Actually meant something to someone.
Would they rush to my side now
And pull me back from the brink?
They are like me and show little interest.
A passing fancy is all I am.
So what's stopping me from taking the leap?
What keeps me here on the precipice?
Looking over the edge, my heart
Doesn't waver at the dizzying heights.
My lack of fear doesn't mean that
I wouldn't regret the choice.
Perhaps it is hope then?
Is that what glues my feet
To this cliff's edge?
Is this all a clever ruse
Designed to bring someone to my side?
Then I am a deceiver-
A trickster taking advantage
Of those who would help me.
Of those who value my life.
Yes, I am a deceiver.
Caught red-handed
I am left with this choice:
Do I take the leap?


© 2013 Mason Rayburn



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This is really realistic, and extremely well done. Beautiful. "Then I am a deceiver, A trickster taking advantage of those who would help me- of those who value my life" Incredible. SO well done.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mason Rayburn

4 Years Ago

Seems like I'm a lady's man when it comes to poetry. I have to say that people picking certain lines.. read more
Gianna Dale

4 Years Ago

Lol, you're welcome.
I love it. It's small, but it explores the reasons behind why someone might attempt suicide: To finally do something drastic enough to make someone care.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kyra

4 Years Ago

Maybe. I've talked with so many friends about writing I can't remember who does and who doesn't.
Mason Rayburn

4 Years Ago

Yesssssss....perhaps. >u> Wait, you have other friends besides me? D,: jk ;3
Kyra

4 Years Ago

Nu, you're my ooonnnnnnnnnllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyy friend. V-V jk XD
Yes, I am a deceiver.
Caught red-handed
I am left with this choice:
Do I take the leap?

Love these lines here, This is a powerful read,
Very nicely written.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mason Rayburn

4 Years Ago

I've been told that I have a certain way with my words. Weaving intriguing lines together might be m.. read more

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Added on April 22, 2013
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Tags: the, deceiver, edge, hypocrit, opposite, apathy, trick, emotion, precipice, ruse, hope, trickster, facade, fake


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