Falling, Yet No Bottom Reached

The bottom never reached…

Falling, Yet No Bottom Reached
Falling, Yet No Bottom Reached…my dream

Falling faster and faster,
weightless in rushing frantic air,
and impending that collision,
that hard ground recognition,
racing to a foregone conclusion,
my body tense like steel.

And time beats slowly,
as if unable to keep up with the speed,
as I plummet toward my fate,
hurtling to my fear innate,
a darkness most permanent awaits,
my heart in staccato.

I look down and a light appears,
so distant but growing near,
and my heart it bleats in blur,
death my companion awaits;
rushing air, skin flapping, hair straight up,
eyes watering in rabid fear.

And as that light, that end of life arrives,
I wake in gasp, I am alive,
in bed with sweat beaded brow,
I realise I never reach the bottom,
yet I can feel my broken life avow
each time I fall, please wake me before the end.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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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 Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “Falling, Yet No Bottom Reached

  • October 12, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    So terrifying! I have had similar dreams and also hope I always awake before the end. Great piece, Tony.

  • October 12, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Thanks Phyllis, that falling dream is common but it seems so real at the time. Take care.

  • October 12, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Scary dream to have and thankfully I have only had it a time or two and when I was much younger. Whether it is true or not of course I have no idea but I have heard if you do hit bottom that is it! Now if we could just find someone who has hit bottom to disprove that, huh?
    Fun poem, I enjoyed it!

  • October 12, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    Yes, I’ve heard that too Jackie, haven’t met anyone yet whose hit the ground. perhaps that’s why! lol


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