Vertigo

Image credit: scenicreflections.com

Image credit: scenicreflections.com

Imbalanced and precarious
On a clifftop looking down
The momentum just to fall
Almost irresistible
You feel the pull
Of ancient deities
Of promises and piety
As they overwhelm and here remind you
Of where this dissonance began

Feeling sea-sick and so giddy
Abyss welcoming and dark
There’s something here
That you’ve forgotten
And it whispers
And it sings to you
Of all that it might bring to you
As it caresses and consoles you
Begs return, return again

Falling is so simple now
Just let go and let god
No resistance in your soul
Just relief to finally know
Any blood you spill
Is so red in its wandering
The Silences are pondering
Where you land when you stop flying
And return to earth again

(c) Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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9 Responses to Vertigo

  1. Skye says:

    This reminds me of Jesus’ temptation in the desert by the devil. It gave me the chills. Well done, Sis. xxxxx Hope you are doing well. You are daily in my prayers and heart. 🙂

    • Thanks so much dear Skye! Finished writing Book Two and am taking this weekend off from that but have other work to do unfortunately, so I will still be a bit missing in action for the moment! 🙂

  2. Oh I really loved this especially those last 4 lines in the 2nd stanza, well done girl 🙂

  3. Wow Helen this is absolutely brilliant!

  4. Lisa says:

    Captured completely. You are quiet possibly one of my favorite poets. 😉

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