Gravity

by CJ Maleney   Oct 23, 2017


Around our axis we rotate
Almost 1000 miles per hour
You would think centrifugal force would spin us off
But we are grounded by a power

The gravity that holds us down
Is calculated at ten metres per second squared
If you plummet at this speed
Your life will not be spared

My world is somewhat different now
As it lacks a certain kind of hold
But still I will not fly away
To the universes dark enfold

I will spend my time upon this globe
Watch and witness, nature take its course
I have no cause, effect or input now
In this I have no choice.

My world will never be the same
It doesn't matter how you flip or spin it
It will never be like it was

! Because you are not in it !

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  • 2 months ago

    by Em

    This is all it's sadness is one of the most sincere and beautiful pieces I have read here in some time

    Take care

  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Craig, a fascinating write. I love how you compared science and gravity to a lost relationship. Very creative! I'm sorry this person is not in your life anymore, I hope you are doing well. Hugs-

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks Bren

      Muddling on through x

  • 2 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    So educational Craig, but also I love how it's not entirely clear whether your world is better or worse without this person in it :-)
    Great stuff x
    =^.^=

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Glad you enjoyed. I am a bit of a science geek lol

      Craig

  • 2 months ago

    by Michael

    Craig, wow! fella what a great ending with such a good rhythm throughout.
    Really glad this is nommed :) (new Michael word haha)

    :))

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Cheers dude.

      Nommed sounds like you have just troughed a donut lol

      Craig

  • 2 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Craig, you have delivered a fine lesson in physics here! In all seriousness though, I love the way you have woven the facts with your own personal loss.

    Take care

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Cheers dude. Glad you liked

      Craig

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