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Holding On

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Holding On

There's only a strand of rope left
                                                   But I'm still holding on to that cliff
It looks like its going to crack and fall
                                                    I keep holding on
I don't look down
I can't look down
                                                    Hope,
Makes me cling for that rope
It takes all my strength and will to climb up
                                               Just so I can see that mountain top
But as soon as I'm there
I hear something tear
                                           And I'm sent tumbling into the air
My feet touch rock and I'm stuck holding the rope again 
I keep climbing to reach the end
                                                   I want to let go
To be free of the pain that flows
  All the pressure and weight feel like a ton
But I know if I want to reach the top
                                                           I got to keep holding on


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  1. Date: 5/16/2013 10:58:00 PM

    Great visuals. It's very important to keep holding on as long as you still draw breath. This may seem off topic but have you ever watched The Mist? It had one of those "make you feel terrible endings", while at the same time there's great moral value in it... NEVER give up. Cause you never know how close you are to salvation...

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 8:00:00 PM

    wonderful write on striving to press on,,,loved it

    Buil Avatar Caleah Buil Date: 2/7/2013 10:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you! :)