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Upon the Cliff

May 29, 2022
By AlexLin711 PLATINUM, Bristol, Connecticut
AlexLin711 PLATINUM, Bristol, Connecticut
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Upon the cliff, I look down

unbound by the burdens below

yet in this freedom, I realize

the horror of being allowed

to leap, to fall, to die,

though I surely never would.


Tomorrow’s sorrow pervades today,

even as the sunset fades fast

to shadows, to shapes, to shades,

painted across a serene summer sky.


Existence, essence, resolution.

Questions without answers.

A world that can only keep turning

and me atop this lonely cliff

caught between the despair and peace

of life’s longevity and death’s cold kiss.

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Samhradh GOLD said...
on Jun. 9 at 11:17 am
Samhradh GOLD, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
18 articles 2 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dá fhada an lá tagann an tráthnóna.

(No matter how long the day, evening comes)

Wow! This poem is breathtaking. Lines 3-6 are my favorite. Keep writing!