The Edge -poem


The Edge
Have you ever stood
on the edge
of a cliff?
of a building?

Then you thought
“what if I jump”?
Did you ever think
that you would jump?
I did.
Many times.
And for that many times
I knew I would never jump.
Because for that many times
You were there standing beside me
On the edge.


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Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links – –

37 thoughts on “The Edge -poem

  1. i am so glad to hear there was that someone standing there beside you and you saw and trusted to step off, there are those who don’t. this poem really is such a powerful message about how broken we are inside but no one can see or knows because we are so perfect on the outside.


    1. Very well said Gina…whether it was a literal case of jumping off or not; we only need people who believed in us…people who will help us see through the good in even the worst situation and in the end we will be grateful for without the we would have probably not made it..

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  2. Intense and sad, and yet a beautiful tribute to love and compassion. How many lives might be saved by someone willing to stand beside us in those low moments. A poem powerful beyond the words, Mich.


  3. Oh! Well that one just got me right through the heart. Beautiful! Thanks for this, and also for the follow on I Write Her. I do hope you continue to enjoy my writing as I will enjoy yours! 🙂


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