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Author Name: Freejohncarter 11 Comments
Date Added: October 28, 2006 04:10:38 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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When you’re teetering on the edge

Been taken to the brink.

When you’re standing on a ledge


Given time to think,

Should I leap?

Or should I fall?

Do I want to end it all?

Or is the reason

That I stand here

A reason not at all.

To leap would be

A great adventure

I really feel a call.

But to love

Be loved back

Is the reason  I will fall.


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Comment By: FreeLynn Cowman on September 23, 2007 03:35:38 AM Report
so sad, and yet a well written poem to read..

Congratulations on your award, well deserved!



Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on December 15, 2006 01:42:30 PM Report
This can be taken a couple of ways. Or is the reason that I stand here a reason not at all. Great line. A belated congratulations on the award. jp
Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on November 20, 2006 11:53:19 PM Report
Congrats on winning this award John. Great work!


Comment By: FreeJ. Kirby on November 20, 2006 04:16:47 PM Report
"But to love, be loved back, is the reason I will fall." This line seems, to me, to be a slight oxymoron. To fall because one is loved...well, love can be a powerfull thing. With best wishes...
Comment By: FreeRandy Harrison on November 16, 2006 06:11:17 AM Report
Congrat's. I'm on the edge of my seat.



Comment By: FreeAngel on November 5, 2006 03:50:03 AM Report
I had images of you standing on the edge of the world and having a feeling of jumping right off. The ledge will get bigger and you will feel better it just takes time, like grief. One day at a time. Some days will be better than others. Its the nights that seem to be the worse. Just a thought but a pet helps I got a dog to replace him lol, (this was years ago)  they are wonderful loyal and so loving.




Love Angelxx

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 30, 2006 07:41:31 PM Report
Life is an Adventure that is for sure...We must take a  chance to be happy... and of course sometimes we still fall... but it is better than not being loved at all>> great poem food for thought..Hugs ~ Scarlett
 To leap would be

A great adventure

I really feel a call.

But to love

Be loved back

Is the reason  I will fall.


Comment By: FreeMicky McMaster on October 28, 2006 09:09:02 PM Report
tight write ,John
crackles with expectations,great twist

Well done!

Comment By: FreeJoe on October 28, 2006 03:15:44 PM Report
Excellent write John, enjoyed the way you have expressed this, holds one right to the end. Joe
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 28, 2006 09:22:00 AM Report

 Life is such a mystery..just when we think we have it all it crashes.. it does put us on a ledge wondering which way to go.. stand with the warm wind in our face or just jump in the cold water below to the bottom of the merky forever be lost... Great question... As for me I love life to much... I'm just the type I sto, look and listen...and surprised what you learn and get if you wait until its time... Hugs ~ Scarlett

Comment By: FreeAdri on October 28, 2006 05:47:04 AM Report
I agree with Cheryl...  you write so well! This is a perfect example of it...  You have a way with words John, you use them in a very unique way and  I love your write style.  And oh yes, that is the best reason to fall, love!! 
Adri x 


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