The Fall

As I leaned over the balcony,

all abandoned with no company,

my heart slumped deeper in agony,

my soul walking a goalless journey.

~~~

Dark clouds concealing the sky,

strong winds of the natural July.

Though the emanating petrichor did satisfy,

my mind was adamant to die.

~~~

With sweaty hands and cold feet,

I climbed over in a single heartbeat.

Knees together and ankles did meet,

I was straight and stiff like a military elite.

~~~

Gazing upon the horizon with the hopeless eyes,

my breathing pacified which was at a rise.

Spreading my arms like how an eagle flies,

took a deep breath which somehow felt nice.

~~~

Leaning a bit forward I plunged into the air,

for a second I floated, this I could swear.

Then reached the moment of the deadly affair,

dived into the abyss with not a single care.

~~~

It appeared like the time had slowed down,

the fall seemed longer than the usual countdown.

This felt more like I was about to drown,

But then, ’twas the tallest building in the town.

~~~

I closed my eyes to swim in my memory’s sea,

my entire past flashed before me.

With a content heart and no more plea,

I was ultimately absolutely free.

~~~

I hit the floor and felt no pain,

darkness seeped in and life began to drain.

With time still slowing down once again,

the diminished effect of the alcohol and cocaine.

~~~

One last breath in, one last breath out,

it was finally the blackout.

I heard lightly someone shout,

the voice grew louder without a doubt.

~~~

I was shaken completely to the core,

woke up with a jolt and stumbled to the floor.

My mom with a startled look stood before,

I wasn’t dreaming anymore.

~~~

P.S. Something I felt like writing ’cause of Chester Bennington. Ah, I will miss his voice. Rest in peace, man.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. The pain and anguish well expressed through your poem Varun. !

    1. Varun says:

      thank you my friend. 😌

  2. thinkinkadia says:

    You had me concerned and then relieved with the connection, surprise at the end. Nicely done!

    1. Varun says:

      hehe.. thank you.. 🤗

  3. A good comeback piece! Welcome back..

    1. Varun says:

      😅😅😅 ehhhh! really? sa-chan,
      hehe..arigato 🤗

  4. anne leueen says:

    There is much truth in the darkness of what you express as you stood on the edge. I was relieved when the ending came and it was just a dream.

    1. Varun says:

      yeah. Indeed there is.
      Thank you my friend.☺️

  5. Sumi Nath says:

    Good one 🙂 Dream like a reality..

    1. Varun says:

      hehe ,… thank you.. 😊😁

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