Sometimes I Fall

Debbie Miller
1 min readSep 15, 2020

Walking through life

And a moment

of tunnel vision

An obstacle

just out of sight

Or an elevation change

I Just didn’t

see coming

And I fall

The feeling terrifies me

As I’m moving

Out of control

Free falling

Rapidly trying to adjust

No safety net in sight

Trying desperately

to land

Without inflicting

serious damage

Sometimes if I relax

I can minimize

the impact

And escape

wth a few bruises

Sometimes if

I land wrong

It could be days



Or even years

Before I fully recover

No matter how vigilant

I am though

The falls keep happening

Often at the

Most unexpected

Most inopportune

Times on my journey

Through life

So far I haven’t broken

Anything irreplaceable

Or been sidelined

Locked away in

A hospital room

Praying for recovery

So I keep walking

Keep trying

to make progress

Keep trying

To keep my eyes open

Keep trying

To maintain my focus

Keep trying

To concentrate

on the positive

But sometimes I fall

Debbie Miller

I am a child of the universe, poet, philosopher and idealist and teacher.