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September 24, 2015
teetering, despair, leap

In the moment when you are teetering, right on the edge of all that is good, and all that is bad. Remember all those who love you, and all those you love, even those you may not yet know.

teetering, despair, leap, friend in solitude, solitude

Teetering, teetering, on the edge of despair. 
On this precipice I stand so high.
Breathing, breathing, this heavenly air –
So drunk on this bliss I could fly.

Flying, flying, weightless I feel. 
The breeze caressing my face.
Soaring above this ocean so real,
Salty freedom is all I taste.

Tasting, tasting, this dry victory at hand.
For one more sip, I yearn.
My thirst only quenched by the sea so grand,
A journey to which I now turn.

Turning, turning, to the only way down;
At the bottom, my reward I shall reap.
Attaining success – to quiet the sound –
Forever mine if I just take that leap.

Leaping, leaping, through my mind with such grace
are images of all who I’d leave.
I can’t say goodbye – not to one single face:
Silence will bring no reprieve.

Poem published in Here It Goes. If you want a copy of Here It Goes, my first published volume of works, click here to get it on Amazon.

Alex Hanna

Alex Hanna

By day, Alex works as a technologist. By night, he runs Challenge the Storm. Suffering from depression and anxiety, himself, he dedicates every day to help one single person. Something as small as putting a smile on someone else's face may have a bigger impact than you think.

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