"No matter how terrified you may be, own your fear and take that leap anyway because whether you land on your feet or on your butt, the journey is well worth it."
-- Laurie Laliberte
"If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."
-- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
-- Anais Nin

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Freefall by Tony Healey

Gale of water
He plummets,
Down, down, down,

Stepping from the ledge
Of the plane,
Is the same,
As falling back from the edge
Of a boat.

Rate of fall
They are the same
It’s slower under water

The ocean gets darker,
So too does the sky,
As the ground rushes up beneath.

He sinks and sinks,
Colder, darker,
The fall is slow, gradual,
A dive.

A fall, a dive
Different names for the same thing
An act of faith
Something he would do
In the state he is in

A man who no longer fears anything
A man on the edge, on the ledge,
Falling, diving, sinking,
A man in Freefall

Find out more about Tony at http://tonyhealey.com/

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