Dave Alan Walker

Silver Star - 3,913 Points (Pudsey, Leeds)

Is My Soul Still Falling - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

I was only sixteen
When I stept out onto the window ledge and slipped
it never entered my head
to go get a ladder to fix
what I had to fix

I knew my life would end
as soon as I hit the ground,
but I seem to be falling and falling
and never reaching the ground

As I'm falling I see years
of my future life pass before me in real time
sometimes I forget I am falling
and start to think that this is really my life

It's only when memories of when I slipt
come back into my mind
I know it's only a matter of time
before I hit the ground


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this after a memory came back about fixing
my mates mams roof. I climbed out of the window
and fixed the roof stood on the little window ledge.
How I did not fall I will never know........or maybe I did fall.

Comments about Is My Soul Still Falling by Dave Alan Walker

  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (5/2/2013 3:43:00 PM)

    As a human I have been to the edge of many hells like this one, beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 827 Points Yasmeen Khan (4/30/2013 4:32:00 AM)

    A unique experience of time warp has been told in symbol of falling down a ladder. It's a well-written poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,896 Points Gajanan Mishra (4/24/2013 8:48:00 AM)

    Only a matter of time. we are within the time-frame. good poem.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment please. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,769 Points Kevin Patrick (4/18/2013 8:15:00 PM)

    Its strange what a memory can do to you, it sounds to me your date with fate was adverted by good circumstance, like the second stanza perhaps were all falling down and we dont even see it. Next time get your friends Mum to do it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Gary Kedron (4/16/2013 11:14:00 PM)

    Falling...like in a dream startling you with a jolt...
    Great poem glad I took the time to read..... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,800 Points Paul Brookes (4/14/2013 2:45:00 PM)

    Great poem maybe they'll be someone to catch you before you go bump BB : O) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 363 Points David Wood (4/13/2013 11:39:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Dave. We will all hit the ground one day with a big thud. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,018 Points Valerie Dohren (4/12/2013 3:00:00 PM)

    Very wistful poem Dave - I think we are all falling through life, and we will certainly all hit the ground one day. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 12, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 8, 2013


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