Poem -

Jump

This is the only thing

Jump

That can get me higher off the ground

Jump

But still keep me

Jump

In my own control.

But, when you're airborne,

Jump

Can you ever really

Jump

Be in full control?

Jump

Can you ever

Jump

Really determine

Jump

What happens to you

Jump

In the middle of the air?

Because I could

Jump

Just fall off the edge,

Jump

And land hard

Jump

Onto the surface of the Earth.

But that pain

Jump

You would feel

Jump

If you hit the ground,

Jump

It doesn't cross your mind

Jump

When you're up higher

Jump

Than you could ever

Jump

Really be while alone.

When I'm on it,

Jump

I feel like at any moment

Jump

I could fly away

Jump

up into the clouds

Jump

And never need it again.

But if I fall

Jump

Off this bouncy surface,

Jump

My wings may break

Jump

And never fly again.

I come back down,

Jump

As fast as gravity will allow.

Jump

And as I land,

Jump

My feet sink down into the surface,

Jump

Only to send me

Jump

Back up into the air.

This surface is

Jump

My own safety net,

Jump

And it will always

Jump

Help my wings fly.

This surface

Jump

Is my inspiration.

And with every flight,

Jump

It whispers to me,

Jump

Telling me everything will be okay.

Sometimes, it feels

Jump

Like time slows down

Jump

When I'm in the air.

I allow myself

Jump

To feel as though

Jump

I'm lighter than air.

And I slowly

Jump

Look around

Jump

At all the calm

Jump

And peaceful things

Jump

Surrounding my airborne body.

For while I'm up

Jump

In the middle of the air,

Jump

It gives my mind time

Jump

To think about things

Jump

I couldn't think of

Jump

Anywhere else in the world.

As I come back down,

Jump

I land so triumphantly,

Jump

Feeling so alive,

Jump

At the thought of me flying.

For anytime I go

Jump

And fly over the ground,

Jump

There's no feeling like it

Jump

When you feel truly alive.

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charlotte connolly

i like the constant repetition of the word jump lol. a very interesting fun and unique feel to this piece. jumping and the sense of freedom it can bring you . good theme! enjoyed

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Caden Mercer

Thanks! The setting is suppose to be on a trampoline, so I tried to use the word, "jump", as if he's on the trampoline, and he's jumping each time it says it.

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