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A Leap

February 26, 2012
By TimmyTiger GOLD, Somewhere, Indiana
TimmyTiger GOLD, Somewhere, Indiana
10 articles 1 photo 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's time to nut up, or shut up." - Woodey Harrelson "Zombieland"

Ironed and starched
Perfect and neat.
Finishing the touches of makeup.
I don’t want to have smudges
When I finally meet my maker.
My shaking hands stop in midair,
And watch the silent tear roll down my pink cheek.
I close my eyes.
No! my head screams. You don’t have to do this!
I start to weep, and lower my hand down.
Yes, my heart whispers. Please stop my pain.
I turn to the door, and leave without a sound.
Sneaking past my mothers door I stop.
Without thinking about it, I continue to my meeting.
I don’t want to be late.
Listening to my heart, I wipe the tears and trudge the stairs.
The wind hit me, like someone trying to push me back.
I fight against it and continue to the edge of the roof.
Please, my head whispers softly. Stop.
No, I say.
A leap, that is all you need. And the pain will be gone, my heart says slowly.
I look down at the awakening city.
I lift my face to the sun to feel its last ray.
Only one person saw me there. A small girl.
Standing at her window, doll in hand.
She doesn’t say a word.
I look at her small eyes.
What are you doing up there? they say.
I stand there and stare at her.
I finally pull away and look down again.
Just one leap . . .
Smiling at the girl, I step away from the edge.
Breathing in the sun, I run.
Never looking back at the edge.
Running back to my room.
Sobbing in my pillow, I breathe in.
I’m alive, I said.
I’m alive.
I run across the street, and run to her apartment door.
3C was etched in my mind forever.
2 slight knocks.
Echoing down the empty hall.
A woman opens the door.
A bathrobe rapped tightly around her body.
Your daughter, I say breathless, I need to thank her.
The woman just stares. No words. Silence.
My daughter is dead, she said calmly.
The window in her room was being replaced.
She dropped her doll out the window.
She leaped out the window after it.
2 years ago.

The author's comments:
I had watched the winter finally of Glee (I'm a Gleek!), I was just thinking of what happened. I got the idea and wrote it down.

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This article has 21 comments.

on Jun. 10 2012 at 11:30 am
starzforever GOLD, Sebring, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
being me is the greatest gift

is so real wonderfull this leaves me in tears

on Jun. 4 2012 at 4:50 pm
swiftheart GOLD, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"If someone were to pay you 10 cents for every kind word you ever spoke and collect 5 cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?"

I love this poem...it is so relatable. I love the fact that you are able to create a visual image that not only touches the reader, but places the reader in the place of the character......I AM IN LOVE :D

on Jun. 4 2012 at 3:42 pm
KateLovesMusicAndArt BRONZE, Mesa, Arizona
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I Love The Ending! I love the story too!

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on Mar. 26 2012 at 12:56 pm
deleted, Miami, Florida
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Holy mama this is intense!! I love things that creep into the back of my mind as I read them and then pounce to my conscience right at the end... This is amazing.

Shivam GOLD said...
on Mar. 22 2012 at 9:38 pm
Shivam GOLD, Lucknow, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Its nothing like nothing or all.. its just that how far you climb up the tree before you fall..

Great Concept....  amazing!

TapTap SILVER said...
on Mar. 21 2012 at 9:21 pm
TapTap SILVER, New Berlin, Wisconsin
8 articles 0 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dream as if you'll live forever, love like there is no tomorrow, dance like there is no one watching.

Fyi, THIRD time commenting, I will NEVER get sick of this poem, every word screams beauty...celebration!!!

on Mar. 18 2012 at 8:52 am
Kit-Kait BRONZE, Amherst, Virginia
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You have a way of moving others when they don't want to be moved. The words just seem to flow out for you. It never stops. I mean it as a good thing. Never stop writing, Tim. It's fantastic.

art_is_life said...
on Mar. 17 2012 at 11:42 pm
art_is_life, Collinsville, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
if u cant do it then who can

very nice :)

on Mar. 17 2012 at 8:13 pm
babygirl102903 BRONZE, Bellevue, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
when i ran all i wanted was for you to come after me

i love it u have talent for writing poems

on Mar. 10 2012 at 6:45 pm
WrittenEmotions PLATINUM, Fairhope, Alabama
32 articles 0 photos 209 comments

Favorite Quote:
The only people who don't get anywhere are the people who don't dream of a better place for themselves...

Wow I really loved this, it has a deepness to it that I really enjoyed... I used to watch Glee but I don't anymore but I got a different sense from this, something sad, depressing, but hopeful... I thought this was very well displayed and beautiful in a morbid way.. Nice! 5/5

on Mar. 9 2012 at 9:41 pm
Mike6546 SILVER, North Carolina, North Carolina
6 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
those who mind don\'t matter and those who matter don\'t mind

I've never seen glee but this is still a really good poem.  Super sad.

on Mar. 9 2012 at 9:35 pm
TimmyTiger GOLD, Somewhere, Indiana
10 articles 1 photo 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's time to nut up, or shut up." - Woodey Harrelson "Zombieland"

Thanks tap for being the number 1 fan of this poem! Lol

TapTap SILVER said...
on Mar. 9 2012 at 9:34 pm
TapTap SILVER, New Berlin, Wisconsin
8 articles 0 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dream as if you'll live forever, love like there is no tomorrow, dance like there is no one watching.

I love it so much I have to comment again. Still gives me chills, after like 5 reads XD

on Mar. 7 2012 at 8:10 pm
Renajordan BRONZE, Mantica, California
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Favorite Quote:
Love is Louder than the pressure to be perfect

wow love it

on Mar. 7 2012 at 8:09 pm
futurenovelista SILVER, Staatsburg, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"But I being poor have only my dreams...I place my dreams at your feet. Tread softly for you tread on my dreams." -Yeats

I ABSOLUTELY FREAKING LOVE IT...ITS SUCH A TEAR JERKER! and btw, im a GLEEK too! Keep writing and dont you ever stop!

on Mar. 7 2012 at 5:52 pm
Ginga-Ninga GOLD, N/A, Minnesota
13 articles 3 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never Question Yourself. If someone tells you to change, stay exactly who you are. No one should ever try to change you.

I really like it cunfused but it may have to do with A) im not a gleek and B) i got distracted o well.... I still really liked it keep writing!

on Mar. 6 2012 at 8:44 pm
AlaskaGirl GOLD, Klawock, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"Screw the shining armor. I will take my man in dirty camo any day"


on Mar. 6 2012 at 8:24 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2206 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"

Beautiful, Tim, I love the end :)

on Mar. 6 2012 at 8:20 pm
BT1718 PLATINUM, Worthington, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
dream as if youll live forever live as if youll die today

its really good and glee is amazing