08 February 2014

Love of Falling

 ( hum to the blues)


It’s the sensation of falling, that I love so much
Sensation of falling, 
When the bough breaks
When the bridge goes, 
When we climb real high

As the escalator plummets, I think I’m gonna die
The escalator plummets, 
The elevator speeds down
And I know I’m falling, 
Falling right into love

Let’s stay right down here, at the bottom of the ride
Right down here, 
Where the falling stops
If we get to the bottom of this, 
I just want to stop.

I know this is a song, and it has to end
This is a song, 
That I didn't rhyme or time
Let’s repeat it instead, 
Let’s ride this baby down.





Inspired by Gay's Meeting the Bar: Songwriting and its relationship to Poetry and posted at The Pantry at Poets United. 

Copyright © 2012 S.L.Chast



19 comments:

Mary said...

Falling in love is pleasant, but some falling is frightening. I think my worst dread is that elevator plummeting to the ground. That's why I would much rather ride an escalator. Smiles. And yes, some rides, I would rather stay at the bottom of too. Roller coasters, for example. Hope YOU are doing better after your fall!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Okay, first I thought this was going to be a spoof on your two painful falls.........instead it is really good song lyrics......which, I might add, you could sing to yourself as you sit with your foot propped up on a pillow? I do hope you are taking it very easy right now, my friend, sipping tea, watching telly and NOT doing any more falling.

p.s. I always hated the feeling of falling, which is why I have sat so many decades out:)

Susan said...

I know now that I sprained an important ligament in my knee, so I am behaving better even if I am not feeling better. I've got to look forward to three weeks of immobilization with intermittant Ice and heat. Pout. My feet are propped up and I'm still thinking of all the ways we use the concept of falling. This is the blues.

Anand S Unni said...

A really good poem you've got there. I loved how you pick up bits of the first line for the second line in each stanza, it gave a certain musical flow for the poem. And I hope that everything tuns out well. Take care

a good atheist said...

why does it have to stop? let it keep going :)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Not a big fan of falling. Well, if the truth be known, it's the landing that gives me problems.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This has a definite song-like rhythm - the repetition works very well indeed. Sorry to hear the falling may have been literal in your case.

madhumakhi said...

This song like poem gave me the lovely whooping sensation of falling. You've captured the wild abandon associated with falling so well.

Kathryn said...

The falling can be frightening and exciting at the same time.

Gabriella said...

The pictures you painted reminded me of childhood dreams where the impression of falling was very vivid. I hope you are feeling a bit better now, Susan.

Wabi Sabi said...

The sensation of falling may be thrilling...it's the landing that wounds! Feel better then get strong!

Björn said...

Falling is a great theme for songs.. somehow I'm reminded of Tom Petty, Free Fallin' I think falling is a great metaphor too.

Brian Miller said...

it is with mixed emotion we make that fall...its exciting...i like existing at the bottom...hopefully too we retain a bit of that excitement of the first fall while we are down in it....

scotthastiepoet said...

Yes Susan, you are on to something here - falling such a deeply Freudian nation altogether - no surprise it invades our dreams - all our hoes and fears... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

Loredana Donovan said...

Lovely rhythm ... musical, like a song. Falling has a romantic quality to it ... but it's both freeing & risky at the same time. (Sorry to hear you literally fell and hope you're feeling better :)

kaykuala said...

Falling sensation is mostly associated with unfulfilled yearnings! Good to reflect a little before venturing out. It can clear cobwebs that are trivial which might be causing unnecessary distractions! Nicely Susan!

Hank

Robert Bourne said...

conflicting emotions... the sensation of falling sometimes pushes us two or three ways...

Stormcat Poetry said...

It's not unlike traveling. It's better to have-traveled.

Kim Nelson said...

Falling in love... yes. The sensation of falling? SO scary for me!