Splatter on the pavement
It all comes to an end
No safety net, no pleas for help
No chance to start again.

There’s just too much to deal with
No one to talk you down
Emptiness and heartache
Is all you’ve ever found.

Looking for the answers
No bullets in your gun
Sent you to the rooftop
You have nowhere to run.

The ledge barely a foot wide
Enough to step onto
Ten floors above the street lights
No one is there for you.

Nothing’s really worth it
Tired of knocking on the door
No one there to answer
Time to settle up the score.

The wind blows, the current’s strong
You wave and flail about
One step away from madness
You wanted a way out.


Image from Google Images: bisocal.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

8 thoughts on “A WAY OUT”

  1. Hey Patty!!
    It’s been sooo long!
    As you read this, I hope you are safe and sound.😊
    This piece has a melancholic tone to it and it is profoundly heart-wrenching!
    Sometimes life can be harsh, tough to deal with and we tend to break down. But we need to realize this is merely a rough path which leads to a beautiful destination of ultimate growth.🌸
    I hope you’re doing good. 🙂

    Sending you truckloads of love and warmth❤


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