Part of my Poetry Challenge. This is a didactic poems. Didactic poems instruct, advise, teach, or impart knowledge or wisdom.

This was written for a good friend who’s currently going through some stuff.

Here you stand
At the mouth of the cave
At the precipice
For something unknown, unnamed
Something just past your reach

Far away, in the horizon beyond
Churning sea meets expansive sky
Urging you to jump

Behind you lies the darkness
Tender, encompassing darkness
Quiet, safe
So familiar,
So lonely,
Calling you back to its depths

And here you stand
At the edge of the darkness
In the place between asleep and awake
What would happen if you jumped?


Fly, sweet creature
Spread your tattered wings
And soar

The peace you seek
Doesn’t exist in darkness
Not in safety
Not for you

Only through falling
Through flying
Through a trembling, shimmering sky
Through the pounding of your heart
Will you find what you’re looking for


Soaring, tumbling,
Tattered wings trembling
Falling, then rising again
Yes, this sweet ecstasy!
Yes, this rapturous delight!
Yes, this!

This is what you were searching for

And all you have to do is jump.

5 thoughts on “Jump!

  1. writingthebody says:

    It is lovely so long as she is not standing on top of a tall building….nice.

    • Domina Jen says:

      Lol, no, she’s not there. She’s dealing with some issues and made the comment that, on top of the drama she’s dealing with, she’s restless and bored. She equated it to standing in line at a bungee jump. She’s waiting for that exhiliration and excitement to start, but she doesn’t know how many people are ahead of her in line or how long she’s going to have to wait. I kinda just went with that. Thanks for reading this!

  2. writingthebody says:

    And an award….sorry you are sick. But here is some sunshine for both of you….as usual I do not really follow the rules…and obviously you will not either. http://writingthebody.wordpress.com/

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