On The Cliff's Edge


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This is the 2nd Poem in a series of 4 about depression. The 1st is Maybe Tomorrow, the 3rd is In My Desperate Hour and the 4th is In The Blink Of An Eye ============================================= Life can be so difficult that we wish we could end it all .... but sometimes we are saved by the simple notion of love ... Maybe Tomorrow won't be so bad ... Maybe

On The Cliff's Edge

I can see myself falling  -
As I stare over the cliff's edge.
Without a scream or holler -
Just a whimper as I descend.
Falling faster and farther -
My life passes before my eyes.
Too many disturbing sights -
Causing my empty soul to cry.

So little does it matter -
If I were to leave this world behind.
I dangle one foot over -
Contemplating my so called life.
I stop and think a moment -
Of all the time I've spent with you.
Wondering does it matter -
Was any of it really true?

I just can't stop this feeling -
The pain keeps tearing me apart.
Wouldn't it be easier To jump - 
and end this broken heart?
I breathe and pull my foot back -
And plant it firmly on the ground.
I back away from the edge -
And slowly turn myself around.

And then as I step away -
I see a dove fly overhead.
I wonder where it's going - 
As it's song sings in my head.
With an olive branch in beak - 
It's peace so overwhelming.
It's song of eternal love - 
Takes hold of my soul and guides me.

It leads me to a future -
To a place in another time.
A place where there is no sorrow - 
No torment in my mind.
Far away from the agony - 
Of the day out on the cliff's edge.
My life's now free from misery -
Because a dove flew overhead.  



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sevyn7 commented on On The Cliff's Edge


This poem really is deep on so many levels, what a captivating and supensful poem. You are truly a master storyteller, and your words flow from the soul



Thanks so much Sevyn7 for the fantastic review! :) I appreciate your kudo's on my storytelling. I have several dark writes that truly are stories .. If you want .. here's a few of my personal faves to check out ... Bloodstone Hotel, Ghost Writer, The Damsel's Demise, The Fraternity. Hope you have time to review. :) Thanks again Pal for your awesome comments! :) Ken

FranzJ commented on On The Cliff's Edge


a great ending to what couldhave a daisterous ending - and a sigh of hope the sign of all signs - a dove



Thanks again Franz! :) When I wrote this .. I was on my own personal cliff ... Nicole is the dove that swooped in and saved me from the edge. My life is now on a clear path as I face the future ... Thanks for taking the time to read this series. Much appreciated. :) Ken

cheronld commented on On The Cliff's Edge


What a beautiful poem....bringing someone back from the edge....so very relatable....



Thanks Cheron! :) I wrote this at a time when I was personally on the edge myseld ... Nicole swooped in and brought me back from the Edge. Without her I don't know where I'd be right now .. she is the dove that saved me. I appreciate your comments as usual my friend! :) Ken

QueenotheKnight commented on On The Cliff's Edge


You, my L❤ve~ are the dove~ Soaring across my stormy sky~ A floating reminder that there are no more tears to cry~ I love U Babe~ ❤ xoxoxo



Babe - And it is there that I'll always be. I love you more than anything. So like the dove - I'll guide you to me. To a life of love that's meant to be. I love U! :) xxxooo

redbloodink commented on On The Cliff's Edge


Knigh.... omg...... what a write....... intense on the edge of the cliff...... I was so captivated by this work...... nicely done .......!!!! red



Thanks Red! :) I am so happy that you were able to connect with this piece. This is the 2nd piece of 4 that deal with the emotions and effects of depression. This one Deals with choice and hope The other 3 are Maybe Tomorrow (the thoughts one might have) The Third is In My Desperate Hour (the effects of making the wrong choice) and the 4th is In A Blink Of An Eye (the effects suicide has on those left behind) Thanks again for your wonderful comments, much appreciated. Ken

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