The Accident

The Accident
The Accident

High, higher than a mind can fly,
and still I can’t remember why
I sit upon this pedestal;
breaching cloud above the world,
peering down like god I do,
wondering what good ensues,
me upon this post.

Deny I do this heaven’s perch,
I am no angel or man besmirched,
but certainly no place up here
do I deserve;
yet here I am, on cloud up high,
my reason and place I can deny,
for I do not know my plight.

I can’t be dead,
not notice I lost my head,
or swiftly was I brought here unbeknownst,
surely there’s a reason here,
a man as me no destiny clear,
and yet on cloud as soft as tears
I sit here unannounced.

High, so high I feel no weight at all,
and falling not a worry,
yet earth below looks rather slow,
at distance all the folk like ants and nothing more,
and I observing there every movement,
please answer, I implore,
why am I up here and not below?

Then I wake and body ache,
on the ground with flashing lights and sound,
overwhelming to me senses,
and doctors hover, dressings and masks
and blurred frantic voices;
I am not dead but where’s the car I was driving?
Oh, I gasp, an accident perhaps.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

4 thoughts on “The Accident

  • August 5, 2017 at 6:05 AM

    Nothing like having an out of body experience my friend. I’ve been there a couple of times, waking up in a hospital bed, not knowing how I got there until explained, an accident landed me there. Yet the peacefulness I felt as the light brought me up to the clouds, then as quickly I was tossed back to my bed. I guess were not meant to leave until our duty on earth is shed. Its not an accident that were here Tony, but when our time is nigh, those clouds will open up for us and take us on another journey, where, we do not know yet, but I’m certain we will find out in good time.

    • August 5, 2017 at 8:22 PM

      Agree Vincent, we will find out, but only when our time has come. The next journey; I have no feaqr and in a way looking forward to it. Life is a miracle of miracles. Cheers!


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