Falling (poem)

Aspen Bingham, Writer

I used to be afraid of

 falling

 

I used to be afraid of

 shattering 

like a plate 

hitting the ground. 

 

I used to be afraid that the 

pieces 

would never go back 

together 

like they used to

 

I used to be afraid

 no matter how

 strong 

the glue was 

 

I’d still 

fall 

apart. 

 

I used to be 

fragile 

like a 

glass plate. 

 

When I stopped being 

afraid I 

fell

 

fell 

hard

 

Parts of me were 

lost 

 

scattered

all over 

the floor 

 

hard

 to 

find. 

 

Even tho some 

pieces

of me were never 

found

 

 I was able to be

 saved. 

 

I never looked 

exactly the same 

but 

parts of me were 

stronger 

 

stronger

than 

ever. 

 

no longer

broken 

all over the floor

 

No longer 

afraid 

 

I used to be scared of 

falling 

but everyone has to 

fall 

sometimes.