Dave Dafes

Fallen - Poem by Dave Dafes

Stood dismayed on a lofty precipice,
Subjected to the tempestuous tantrum,
Of the ferocious wind.
Choked with regrets, nowhere to turn
I cried, "Heaven Save Me".
With no one to pull me back, no reason to halt,
I took the plunge.

Somersaulting in midair,
I cogitate on all of my mistakes.
How I tried to keep my nose clean.
But somewhere along the path,
Got caught up in all the glittery of life.
At a steep expense I could not bear.
Thought I found a road to somewhere,
But I wind up nowhere.
With faded dreams & broken wings,
I took the plunge

Marred by life's scars and bruises,
I'm at the mercy of society's every scrutiny.
Gratifying her whims and caprices,
I court the broads and bars
That I ought to shun.
A life wasted on hedonism ‘n' cracks,
I'm now a shadow of what I used to be.
Then I prayed the night should linger,
To shield me from the chastening of the day a little longer.

But hovered above my head,
A steel cloud barred my orison;
Hindered me it did from heaven's good graces.
Sank so low, I lost all I hold dear.
Broken ‘n' changed by life's anvil,
I thought to end it all.
So from my balcony on the 81st floor,
I took the plunge

Landing on the roof of a delivery van,
My every bone was shattered
Alongside every hope that I'd live
But somehow, through a tiny crack
My orison pierced the steel clouds.
Then I felt the trickle of mercy's dew heaven sent.

Regained consciousness,
After two dozen weeks roaming in oblivion.
Recalling the admonition of the gray bearded guide,
Clad in white and glistening robe;
I realized how fortunate I've been.
To have been saved from the plunge ‘n' past
By Saint Peter's hand dispatched by His Grace.
Offered a clean slate by San Michel,
I was given a chance to live again.

Comments about Fallen by Dave Dafes

  • (1/25/2012 1:41:00 PM)

    A really fantastic poem, a great write.
    Really liked it.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 12, 2012

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