Free fall

I’ve always loved writing poetry, but every once in a while, I feel like I have too many words and they are all jumbled up – so, I expand my writing horizons and I write a story while infusing poems.

I did that with these two posts Rising Above and Suppressed – Lady in Green.

I feel like I’ve been on a good writing streak of late. I recently downloaded a book titled 365 days of Writing Prompts. It has really helped me on days when I have nothing to write. It’s available for free and you can download your own copy here.

Still in theme of writing based on forms of poetry, do enjoy today’s post as I try to write a pantoum.


“You learn to run from what you feel, and that’s why you have nightmares. To deny is to invite madness. To accept is to control

– Richelle Goodrich”

“What are you afraid of?”

Asking me that question alone was one of my fears. I was never able to voice them out – I did not want to be perceived as weak.

I have the same dream every night

Me – falling

Down and down

A hole that has no end


I see other bodies sprawling

Their eyes lifeless

Me, screaming trying to comprehend

Desperately trying to hold on



I try to wake up

My heart yearning for a friend

Or anyone who can help


Sometimes, things start to pileup

Making it seem like the end is near

I no longer yelp

As I prepare myself

“Do you ever wake up?”

“Do I?”


I do wake up

But I am never truly awake

I see myself still falling

Like there are two of me


Arms ache

As I try to save myself

Wondering will I ever be?

Is this death?


Then there’s this moment, I yell at myself

The me falling responds

Fighting, gasping for breath

Arms stretching outwards


Trying to form this bond

Where we reconnect and become yet again one

I am NOT a coward

I am NOT afraid

” How do you feel when you wake up?”




I feel free!!!


It’s ok to have nightmares – everyone is afraid of something… Your ability to conquer your fear(s) is part of what defines you as a person…


** Photo credit for Featured Image – loripalminteri

** Photo credit for Post Image – Learning mind


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Such an honest post and shows true emotion. You are a great poet Amina! Have a wonderful day and keep up the good work. 🙂

    Lauren Stanton x

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    1. Thank you once again got reading Lauren x

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Jolie says:

    Graphic poem.
    Helps with understanding why one may have nightmares too.
    If one’s ability to overcome difficult times defines a person, is it true for the opposite? We won’t always be strong or weak all the time.

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