The Ledge

The Ledge

A Poem by James Paranormal
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Here, on this ledge
above all the dead,
and all the broken therewithal,

the masses push, but I shout
I choose not to fall,
nor descend to my death, 
to end it all.

To stop all the pain, 
to kill all regret,
they walk off the edge,
they blindly relent.

Here, on this ledge
above all the dead,
and all the broken therewithal,

the masses push, but I shout
I choose not to fall,
nor descend to my death, 
to end it all.

To stop all the pain, 
to kill all regret,
they walk off the edge,
they blindly relent.

They push, but I shout
I choose not to fall,
nor descend to my death, 
and then try to crawl 
through a sea of dead bodies.

© 2020 James Paranormal


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the constant barrage of protests, do they have the desired effect. Only over the long haul will we see.
the repetition of stanzas drive home the theme.
My one suggestion would be that when you post poems, rather than give a description that tells what the poem is about...allow your reader to relate in his or her own way to the write. It is like being told the ending of a movie before we see it.
j.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

James Paranormal

3 Years Ago

Hey j, I really appreciate the reading, and clear understanding and insight :) And, thank you for th.. read more



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You certainly did not follow the crowd, you stood your ground, even through pain, but you would not give in to death as the others did.... then you found yourself among those that maybe were cowards....
i like the repetition of the phrases, it hammers it into your psyche.
Nice work!
Best, B

Posted 1 Year Ago


Wow. This has helped me in so many ways. I refuse to let myself descend. Thank you for posting.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I get the feeling that he finds himself stronger than those that plunge aimlessly into the abyss. He knows that he is better for thinking and doing for himself. The pain he suffers is endurable and does not need to be ended by taking that final leap off the ledge.
Take care - Dave

Posted 3 Years Ago


There is an inner resilience here of a person who has a strong mind and won't give in easily. Nicely expressed.

Chris

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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I think this poem can have several explanations and meaning. What is come into my head. Playing computer game The silent hill on some strong hallucinogen . I guess i am wrong. But those scary nurses still haunting me.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Okay this is very dark but I see a little ray of positivity making it crawl through a sea of that darkness. When ambient around keeps pushing you to fall, I need this kind of strength to fight back rather than inclining to death. The repetition works great as a medicine to make someone understand that they should not give up.

Indeed a great write!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I never see the deep meaning and take all quite literally
What this reminds me of is all the flat earthers falling off the edge of the planet.
If the fall didn't kill ya, the sorry scent just might
But, a fairly radical way to get rid of regret!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

James Paranormal

3 Years Ago

Lol! That is perfect, because it is good to know how readers think, it really is, as I am such a new.. read more

now aint that just the way it happens sometimes... it is most reassuring though to see that others are aware and .. hey you probably wont ever know what that means to another person quite the way it feels to someone else .. because my psychosis is my psychosis and I aint gonna share it with a whole bloomin Cafe now am I.....

An intriguing poem sir and compelling write from the off...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

the constant barrage of protests, do they have the desired effect. Only over the long haul will we see.
the repetition of stanzas drive home the theme.
My one suggestion would be that when you post poems, rather than give a description that tells what the poem is about...allow your reader to relate in his or her own way to the write. It is like being told the ending of a movie before we see it.
j.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

James Paranormal

3 Years Ago

Hey j, I really appreciate the reading, and clear understanding and insight :) And, thank you for th.. read more

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