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Fear of Heights
He plunged into a concrete sea
From his perch atop the tower.
Little sad and lonely me
Admired his courage and his power.
As the man approached the ground,
I could not see his ivory wings.
Death arrived and wrapped around
and rescued him. To death he clings
As life raced up toward the sky
To catch the man and death before
They got to heaven. Fast and high
they flew up to a golden door.
Death won within a second flat,
and life had tried so very hard.
Death stepped over the welcome mat,
And gave the man up to a guard.
The guard had said "no entry here!"
And death's victim began to cry.
"I couldn't take life! Am I clear?"
Guard said, "It's not your time to die."
© 2014 Nicholas Emeigh
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Part of the group "Record-A-Poem," and part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was written on Sunday, April 27, 2014. It's about life and death. Each has its time.
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