Freefall in the Wind
Freefall in the Wind
From time to time in our lives, we have our ups as if we triumphed and climbed the highest mountain. Then, just as often, we have the downside; we have the freefall into the wind, twirling out of control into a dark abyss. Why is that we ask ourselves? Why do we find ourselves adrift, floating, feeling lost, alone, and pondering what is next? Maybe, just maybe, we need to see the dark side of ourselves, to understand that living this life is not a given. Maybe when we view ourselves at our lowest point that we can truly appreciate the good things in our lives, to love unconditionally, not only those around us, but ourselves.
Nowhere to go, just a freefall in the wind,
Hoping to land, praying I will mend.
Spiraling out of control, drifting everywhere,
Wandering, no end in sight, going nowhere.
Lost inside, no one sees my struggle but me,
Friends and family all around, yet no one to see.
Nowhere to go, just a freefall in the wind,
Hoping to land, praying to comprehend.
Can’t see where I’m going, or where I have been,
Breathless, can’t catch my breath, the air is so thin.
I tried to learn from yesterday, and live for today,
All I got were painful memories on replay.
Why did I jump into the wind? What was I thinking?
Into the drift, just a freefall, just forever sinking.
The emptiness feels so heavy, spiraling in the gale,
Forever free-falling. Will I survive to tell the tale?
Nowhere to go, just a freefall in the wind,
Hoping to land, praying I will mend.
Kurt James © 2023

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Kurt’s family roots were from western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years, Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographers through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. The Denver Post, PM Magazine, and 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado featured his poetry. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour, and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 16 books all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand, Kurt James novels, short stories, reference books, and poetry, are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt has 3 books that he is currently writing. The 8th book in his Rocky Mountain Series - Raphael Eye for an Eye. His third ghost town reference book, Kansas Ghost Towns, Hauntings, Treasure Tales, and Other BS. And a western/horror novel - Devil’s Tower Spirit of Chiha Tanka. Kurt is a proud member of Western Writers of America.

4 thoughts on “FREEFALL IN THE WIND

    • November 2, 2023 at 3:20 PM

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jaime… I don’t get to spend as much time on here as I would like….

  • November 1, 2023 at 2:39 PM

    Yes! Great Poem and Great Intro to the Poem’s main thought. When we are in a freefall…out of control by other forces (wind)…that is giving us the opportunity to let go and truly see what this life is all about. Always appreciate your take on things because Nature or the Old West is going to be tied into it! Diggin’ that Author Promo Vid you have at the end of your work. Wow…Seriously.

    • November 2, 2023 at 3:22 PM

      Thanks Steve, glad you liked the Promo video, I do a lot of them for my books and such…. they are almost as fun as writing,…… glad you enjoyed the poem and the video…

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