Falling Up

You will never fall in love with me.
Don’t try to convince me
That I will always wait for you.
If you really look, you’ll see
I’m not here for the long haul
Don’t imagine
You give me reason to stay.
When things get hard I’ll leave –
Don’t imagine
I’m not like the others,
I’ll never say
I love you.

(Now read from bottom to top,
my bleeding heart undone.)

Ryan Stone

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92 thoughts on “Falling Up

  1. I am totally in love with this photo!!! I had to battle Wp and the reader for a long time to find a way to comment cause I just had to!!! It is a magical picture!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ its been a long time since i have seen such a beautiful photo! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Ohhh, this was the cherry on topof my night! You are one of a kind Mr. Stone! I enjoy harboring beautiful feelings from our banter and your poetry so very much, and definitely from your voice ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Awesomesauce! I love how the meanings change from top to bottom, but one message point that did not, “you will never fall in love with me” . It shows how one’s perspective plays a great role in being determined. Great post!

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  6. Too cool for school! Love it! I liked reading from the bottom up better, I will have to admit. It made me feel good. : )
    And thanks so much for the recent Like. That means a lot and it is always so nice to see your pic.
    I’ve been away for so long it is nice to see I have not been forgotten. : )

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  7. I definitely preferred it from the bottom to the top! Amazing isnโ€™t it how structures and lines can completely alter the feeling of a poem. I hope youโ€™re well Ryan โ˜บ๏ธ

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