Unknown

Unknown

A Poem by GwenLark
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This is for my best friend, Amanda.

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Thank God I jumped

Thank God I took the plunge


That deep, terrifying plunge,

Precarious on the precipice,

Into the unknown


I was worthy,

I was deemed worthy.

The unknown rewarded me.

Not with gold and riches,

Not with fame and glory


Simply with happiness,

Simply with a new start,

Simply with a smile.


A smile that I thought

I never deserved.

A smile that always seemed so

Distant,

Unrealistic,

Unreachable.


This unknown,

This unique unknown

Was only unknown to me.

What was unknown to me was

Happiness.


Thank God I jumped

Thank God I took the plunge.


© 2017 GwenLark



Author's Note

GwenLark
Ignore grammar and spelling. This is very close to my heart. A story of my brave best friend

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Very nice......

Life is full of moments when one must decide to stay stagnant and wilt or take the plunge into the unknown as you have poetically described. The abyss is frightening, daunting and full of mystery and it takes courage to throw oneself into it. But the rewards are endless and life changing should we take that plunge. For it is better to risk it all, than to exist for nought.

A fine piece.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

1 Month Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read and review



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I appreciate this. One of the reasons I love writing is that is allows us to break the bad habbit of thinking our experiences are 100% unknown to others. We tend to automatically act like since we don't know their thoughts, they have none. We all run into similar difficulties, we all handle them a little bit differently. For every choice we make we must promise to ourselves to be the sole bearer of the consequences. So I appreciate the transparency here.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Another good piece which can take on multiple meanings. Is this someone jumping out of their comfort zone and trying something new, taking a risk? Or is this someone on the edge who has decided to physically jump and end the unknown?

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

1 Month Ago

This is based on someone who was stuck in an abusive and loveless relationship, who believed she was.. read more
fwvalidus

1 Month Ago

Perfect - I'm glad to hear it. I assumed it was a happy ending given your reference to a brave frien.. read more
GwenLark

1 Month Ago

Yes, she is in a loving relationship with a man that she deserves. But she was so afraid to let go o.. read more
The play on the word 'jump' makes an ominous start, but taking the plunge in this case was a wonderful thing to do. And you write about it very well.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much for reading
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Sometimes I feel happiness is something we've never truly experienced or if we have it's just too fleeting and gone within a blink, so I think I can relate to this write of yours. I really like the repitition you used here. Nicely penned, GL (:

Posted 1 Month Ago


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GwenLark

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much for reading!
Dr. YumnaKay

1 Month Ago

You're welcome. A pleasure reading (:
Very nice......

Life is full of moments when one must decide to stay stagnant and wilt or take the plunge into the unknown as you have poetically described. The abyss is frightening, daunting and full of mystery and it takes courage to throw oneself into it. But the rewards are endless and life changing should we take that plunge. For it is better to risk it all, than to exist for nought.

A fine piece.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

1 Month Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read and review
well done in taking that frightening plunge, and look where you landed... in a welcoming and happy future :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

1 Month Ago

So lovely to say Stella, thanks for reading
The longest journey starts with the first step – and – as you poetically put it; even better with loving simplicity, a smile and support from a good friend! Lovely write … :-)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much Phill!
This poem was really well structured. There was something very satisfying about how the climactic "Happiness" at the end follows the group of sentences that start with 'W' (as well as the sentence right before it that ends in a 'W' word). Coming at the end of a poem with several groups of same-first-letter-sentences, the 'H' starting word strikes powerfully. It's an interesting and stylistic choice that I think both supports the emotion of the whole poem and displays the uniqueness of your own voice. I guess I'm just trying to say that this is a good poem and I really liked it. Simple, but deep and lovely.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much for the review!
I absolutely love this! Its so real and true. We're all scared of the unknown cause we don't know what it will bring. Your words are so full of meaning. Thank you for sharing. Definitely keep writing you're so talented!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much, Katy
I felt I related to this so much. Very much liked it. "That deep, terrifying plunge" rings so true. Well penned.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much for reading

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Tags: unknown, happiness, plunge, jump, amanda, amanda mccormick, past, future, best friend, poem

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom



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