Alone, I am where I’ve always hoped to be

on top of the world, where I can see

the little creatures and things under my feet

life could never have been so sweet?

Yet, why is it that I’m in despair

I stretch my hand, touch nothing but air

I long for someone whom I can hold

being here, leaves me out so cold.

Fear creeps into my bones

the only companion I have since known

I want laughter to ring in my ears

I’m tired of the echo of my tears

If I  fall

will I  still be whole?


This post is a response to the 100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups in Julia’s Place.  For this week, the challenge is to write a 100-word response to this picture prompt:

The image is courtesy of JULIA’s PLACE.

Thank you very much for coming by.  Your presence and your words are much appreciated.

Happy good night that is a phrase I got from my son’s pajama). 🙂

Best regards to you.


17 thoughts on “AT THE TOP

  1. You handle the mood changes so beautifully! And I agree – when I first saw the picture, I asked “why would he be sitting there if not, maybe, to jump?” (Though I found a different answer…) Good poem.

  2. You did an amazing job here. Something that starts out sounding like a great achievement turns to despair – which makes us ask how they got there, what they lost, etc. and with that photo, perfect.
    One of your best works in a line of enjoyable writings, IMO. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks! 🙂 Your nice words are really much appreciated, them coming from you and all.
      Well, I am glad you read the bigger picture beyond the photo. 🙂

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