This poem is part of a series in which I explore old poetry from my school years. The poems capture the same essence as the original with some updated wording and imagery. 

 

up we go again

climbing higher

higher

the world is on fire

let’s play

let’s play

run

run

run

until we all come undone

 

now it is down

time for down

i’m falling

i’m falling

 

pain – so much pain

make it stop

make it stop

waterfall eyes

pouring blue, blue

life

up

up

up

wait!

something’s wrong

so very wrong

 

flailing fists, gnashing teeth

everything’s wrong

everything’s wrong

my hair, my hair

i hate you

i hate everyone

leave me alone

just make it stop

 

down

down

crashing down

 

never move

never move again

tired, tired

so very tired

 

what is wrong?

what is wrong with me?

up

all around

down

never stopping

oh please won’t it stop

crazy

crazy

crazy

me