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:
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). 🙂
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17 thoughts on “AT THE TOP”
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.
Thank you, newpillowbook. 🙂
The image and your poem match perfectly!
Thank you, Ine. 🙂
That photo really scares the heck out of me! But your poem conveys that fear so well from the protagonist’s point of view. Well done!
The photo scares me too. Yay! Thanks for coming by, Sandra.
Love the lightness of the poem, with its serious subject. And the final question is a question indeed.
Thank you, Delft. 🙂
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.
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. 🙂
I guess we all want the same things – a happy good night among them.
Yeah 🙂 One with a happy night normally will have a happy day, more or less.
Thank you for coming by, MS.
This is really lovely. Imelda. 🙂
Thank you, Adinparadise. 🙂
So beautifully written
Excellent poem and a warning too. 😉
Thank you for coming by and reading, eof737. I am glad you liked it. 🙂