Free Fall

Free Fall

A Poem by Huggy Bear

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 Huggy Bear

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This was so nice
great work ^__^

Posted 11 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 11 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 13 Years Ago

lol well done. wonderful idea!

Posted 13 Years Ago

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

Posted 13 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 13 Years Ago

This is a wonderful write here. Very creative

Posted 13 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 13 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 13 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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