Free Falling

Free Falling

A Poem by Kimberly "Melody" Carney

 

 

 

 

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The edge of the mountain I stand

Close my eyes and breathe in

Release my mind and then free fall

The fear forces a grin

 

My stomach turns from adrenaline

Force takes my breath away

Images of rocks pass me by

Living only for today

 

The ground comes into full focus

My eyes seal tight from fear

Letting go of all that binds me

As the end is drawn near

 

One swift gasp of my shallow breath

I release what taunts me

I open my eyes on the cliff side

Wild smile from what I see

 

A tango dance with a nightmare

Just the cliff side and me

I gaze over the edge and see

What parts I left of me

 

Now satisfied with what I’ve done

I return to my car

A voice echoes from the cliff side

No matter where you go…

…there you are.

 

~Melody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2012 Kimberly "Melody" Carney


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I enjoyed this poem. In my young days. I was a free climber. I free climbed most of the California coastline to Washington state. Did some climbing in Asia, Europe and South America. The poem reminded me of standing on hills and mountains realizing how small I really was.
'A tango dance with a nightmare
Just the cliff side and me"
Good to be with the hawk and the eagle. Dance with the wind on lonely places. Thank you for the outstanding poem.
Coyote

Posted 11 Years Ago


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I enjoyed reading this. :) just beautiful

Posted 11 Years Ago


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I really like this poem...and as I do say to many people here on Writers Cafe that I am a new writer and any tips you have for me would be fantastic. E-mail me anytime at [email protected]

Posted 11 Years Ago


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beautiful Ms Melody. just beautiful

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Very pretty! Nice work!

Posted 11 Years Ago


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The last lines of this made me smile, its very true, no matter where we go or how brave we get, there we are!! We can't really escape ourselves! This poem seems to paint a picture of the reasons that many people go bungee jumping. To face their demons and perhaps leave some fear behind!

Posted 11 Years Ago


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How refreshing! The song goes well perfectly, words of freedom and beautiful imagery. Adored.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Too fall free , shake the dust off, like you and horses do, leather rattling,glad to get the weight of life off, if only for now.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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this paints a vivid picture.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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This read was very cathartic for me. Kind of like living vicariously through you.
I liked this line "My eyes seal tight from fear" you said this, so the thought of fear entered your mind and you did it any way. That is exceptionally brave and only a small percentage of us are able to push through.



Posted 11 Years Ago


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That poem is awesome! I wish I could face my fear like that. Love have you add that you smile right before the job and the feeling of falling. I've never done any rock climbing and to be honest I probably never will, but reading this poem makes me believe that is fun, now if I only had the guts! Good job! 100/100

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Kimberly "Melody" Carney
Kimberly "Melody" Carney

Denver, CO



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