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Took The Fall

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Took The Fall

Standing on the precipice of insanity's ledge
Wondering when this life will force me over the edge
Who to trust with my heart,mind, and soul
Have no where to turn- no where to go
No love do I feel
Not a soul who cares enough about me
To keep from the brinks of that dark reality
Stagnant is the air that I breathe in this my life so "nice"
Tired of the games-having to pay the ultimate price
Is love for real
Should I just give into the temptation of deaths sweet kiss
Knowing that it will send me into absolute eternal bliss
For in death I no longer have to play life's cruel game
No pain shall again touch me --- free this blame
My heart you did steal
Never more will my eyes hold un-shed sorrow and tears
Finally I can set to rest my grief and internal fears
Flying free will be my soul--no more shell must I carry
Tired of living no longer wish to linger and tarry
Life is too hard-pain does reel
come unto me most merciful avenger angel of death
Grant to me this lifelong desire-my final request
Release me from this earthly shard- my cage
So I can die in peace-set aside this tempest of rage
Death the new deal
Escape this pain and torment that tortures my essence
After I am gone no more shall I be a presence
The me I once was-has been defeated
My very core-- depleted
No zest or zeal
In peace now I shall find true freedom from all
The plunge I did surrender to---took the fall
No more do I feel


(A little note...I know this is a very dark write and again was written during a very
difficult time in my life. Writing was the only venue I had to vent....and so I did...and
still do. It is and will be a part of my total healing. I also write with the hopes that
maybe I will touch someone who may be going through a rough time so they will know that
they are not alone.)

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  1. Date: 3/20/2010 12:07:00 AM

    Dear, Mary, I hope you are healed from this period of your life by now. I bet you are doing better now, right? And thanks for reading my poetry today. May you have an inspiring poetic weekend. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/5/2010 7:21:00 PM

    Indeed. We are never alone. Very sad and painful, but well written poem. I do want to add that I am glad you survived and found the healing path, because it is not necessarily true that death frees one from torment. I believe that after death, what is on our mind, our thoughts, our feelings, the state of our spirit remain, because it is only the body that dies and goes to dust. The spirit lives on. It is better to heal here in this life. I wish you the best. Happy new year! Caroline.

  1. Date: 1/5/2010 7:04:00 PM

    Thanks for this poem...it expresses so much the way I have felt...Marty

  1. Date: 1/5/2010 1:59:00 PM

    Dark write but truly makes one think deeply, Mary! I am so glad you've passed that! Beautifully written! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/5/2010 1:32:00 PM

    I am glad you had your writing Mary while you were going through the difficult times in your life. You have written some gems, and the dark ones will always be there, roll on spring and summer, and we shall see you bud and bloom before our eyes >> James

  1. Date: 1/5/2010 5:32:00 AM

    We all go through hard times and emotionally difficult times. Writing helps some of us cope. Some of us can feel the pain and weep with the writer in some of these writes. Keep the creative and magical pen flowing. Thanks for stoppping by and commenting on my poem "Tulips". I think nearly every state has been touched by the cold and I felt that I needed a touch of spring. Sara

  1. Date: 1/4/2010 5:18:00 PM

    That is a very dark,Mary. I'm glad you put the explanatory note at the end. I would have been worried. thanks for sharing it.soup mail

  1. Date: 1/4/2010 5:18:00 PM

    in response to your * note : i write for the same 2 reasons. it is my only sense of true expressipn, emotions revealed soley on paper, and maybe whos evers eyes cross it will find some sort of connection. in response to your poem, dark : but relatable. well written, i found myself to get lost in the same feeling, your writing touched very close to a time period i struggled through. in my opinion writing is the best medicine and posting it is the best advantage.

  1. Date: 1/4/2010 5:03:00 PM

    Dark densities of our minds, tend to create dark densities in our lives. I know from where you have come Mary. In these days of which you speak. Venting them into the atmosphere is a very good way to get rid of them. Sincerely, Love, Moses