The Faller Waits

The downward spiral continues, far above the light can be seen.
The faller knows that it should turn around by it doesn’t know how, so down and down and down it goes.

Some how the faller knows that the depths just go on, and that they should be repelled and the light sought. But the knowing is one thing, summoning the energy, and the will, quite another.

The light grows dimmer, the darkness firms, down and down still the depths go on.

Just a reason, a thought, a memory. Someone special, something good that’s all that is needed to slow the progress or stop the slide. Maybe if it is strong enough a reversal may happen. But again the knowing is one thing the doing another.

The a call comes and for a brief moment all seems right, the light is back and all is well. For all too short a time the sun shines and life is good. The time is up, the call is gone, but the memory lingers and some strength returns. This is what must be held on to, this is the reason to go on, the memory that is the way out.

The night goes on, the darkness again strives to pull the faller down, but with the memory fresh the buoyancy remains. But the faller knows that the pattern will repeat and knows that it must endure and hold on.

There is a reason for all and a time for it to end. The faller must believe this, the faller must stay strong. So up go the shutters to keep the darkness out, but the faller is slowly learning that shutters, although for protection, only aid to keep the darkness in, to strengthen it and speed the fall.

Hang on for the call, desperately hang on for the call….

The Faller Waits

Andrew S

Lal Lal, Australia

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Artist's Description

My first attempt at putting feelings into words, it seems my feelings are somewhat dark at the moment. Still here it is.

Any comments and constructive criticisms welcomed

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