Free Fall

Free Fall

A Poem by Mustafa

Death may end sadly but the process towards it can be quite fun

I rock back and forth
Anticipation is coursing within me
Suddenly my name is called
I snapped out of my day dream
I hear the airplane engine roar like a lion
I look out at the window behind me

We are far away from solid ground
Ahead of me was my sky diving teacher
The doors open
I look below me
My body seize with natural fear of free-falling

I closed my eyes for a moment
My body calmed down
Now it was ready for the experience
With a final sigh I jumped out
As I left the plane my instructor shouted something
I could not make it out til  I came to a horrid realization

I left without my shoot
I flailed my body every which way to prolong my death
Tears were streaming down my face
The tears floated near my eyes for a bit
I could seem them clearly
Within the tears light penetrated thorough
It created a rainbow using a prism effect

Seeing this rainbow brought me peace of mind
I decided to enjoy this brief experience before I died
I stretched my hands and legs apart
The wind rushing around my body was amazing
It felt heavy around me

Soon I did back flips and somersaults in the day sky
After a bit of fun I turn my head towards the bottom
Soon the land and I will be meeting
A thought passed

I wondered if I will be able to feel the impact
I cringed at the idea
The feeling passed
1000 feet from impact
I was ready to die happy


So as you read my final letter
I hope I have shown you
That when facing death
It is not impossible to have a bit of fun
Before you die
You might as well start the afterlife with a bang

© 2010 Mustafa

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This was so nice
great work ^__^

Posted 8 Years Ago

That's a nice thought :) I have never thought of death that way, it was always quite a fear. But this? It's so optimistic it's wonderful. I would l love to see your world one day :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

I luv'd the part about seeing the rainbow in ur tears and how symbolic of hope...even in the face of impending doom there beauty would still emerge...nice

Posted 9 Years Ago

lol well done. wonderful idea!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Very interesting take on death. I love this theme. Nice write.

Posted 9 Years Ago

It is not so easy to meditate on death….
But it seems that it is very easy for you…….
I cant see any fun…..while thinking of death…
All I experience… a nagging fear…
Anyway…nice poem…

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is a wonderful write here. Very creative

Posted 9 Years Ago

It would be a very quick death. A powerful poem. I like the description. You brought me in and took me a long with the free fall. I did a few jumps in my Army days. Best feeling in the world. Even better then being the ocean. A outstanding poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago

I loved this, very creative. That would really suck if you forgot your shoot tho, omg, I think I would die in the air lol, very scary. Nice work on this.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on May 28, 2010
Last Updated on May 28, 2010
Tags: Sky, Wind, Death, Fun
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