Soft landing

Take a leap of faith,

they say.

If you fall, if you

crash and burn,

well, you’re only young once.

Adages, both old and new,

keep piling up.

As if youth is shield enough

as if it’s rendered us unbreakable.

My feet at the precipice,

I peer down in nervous anticipation

I don’t want wings,

I just want

your heart to promise mine –

a soft landing.

Is that too much to ask?


Photo by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash.

Linking to OLN at dVerse. Some recent late night musings retrieved from the notes app on my phone. A very happy new year, love and light to anyone reading ❀

18 Comments

  1. M Jay Dixit says:

    I enjoyed reading your poem, it’s beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Jay! πŸ™‚

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  2. Rob Kistner says:

    Excellent write Mubashshira!

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    1. Thank you Rob! πŸ™‚

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  3. scotthastiepoet says:

    Very sweetly and tenderly done Mubashshira – I thought you bring this to a close very effectively

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    1. Thank you so much Scott! πŸ™‚

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  4. Ain says:

    The poem draws to such a beautiful close…

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    1. Thank you so much Ain! πŸ™‚

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  5. Happy New Year! I don’t think it’s too much to ask. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, and for the reassurance too! πŸ™‚

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      1. You are welcome on both counts. πŸ™‚

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  6. Ingrid says:

    It’s a great question, and I don’t think it is too much to ask!

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    1. Thanks for reading Ingrid! πŸ™‚

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  7. Mish says:

    Oh my…the last stanza could stand alone. Fabulous.

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    1. Thank you so much Mish! πŸ™‚

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  8. merrildsmith says:

    Beautiful! I don’t think it’s too much to ask at all!

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    1. Thank you so much Merril! πŸ™‚

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re very welcome!

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