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From Falling to Flying

She feels as though she is falling

continuously down down down

the world feels like it's moving so much faster

than her and she is trying so hard to keep up

with everyone around her

The more she falls the less she feels

will she hit the ground?

it seems as if it's getting closer and closer

but something out of the blue makes her

feel like she has been caught

She's no longer falling but flying

flying high above the clouds and the world

below her is moving at a slower pace and she

can finally keep up

and she realizes the person who caught

her was herself

She floats back down to earth and reacquaints

with those who surround her and she feels as

though she is free

she realizes that the plummeting was part of a

nightmare and that she is the only one who

will be able to wake herself up or catch herself

when she is falling

Because all she really has in this world is

herself to count on, to keep her company,

to calm her down when everything is moving

too fast

all she needs is herself.


© 2020 Cassidy Abdou


OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on March 06, 2020:


Cassidy Abdou (author) from FL on February 28, 2020:

Thank you so much Lorna!

Lorna Lamon on February 27, 2020:

You paint a very vivid picture of falling throughout the poem Cassidy with your clever use of words. A nightmare with a twist. Loved it.

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