Views Really Awfully Close to the Edge

Some gorge-ous sights we saw en route
On garden judging day:
When near the edge you place your boot
You must not stand and sway.

Some edginess you might well feel
At sight of dizzy drop,
And should you heel (or catch your heel)
Then you would go, ‘Zoom … plop!’


Your gorge will rise to see the mess
At bottom, should you fall —
Though, at that stage, I must confess,
You would not see at all. 

And gorge will not have risen, though
Most striking it would be,
Nor smiles raised … comes the crushing blow
With gravity, you see.

And though Kloof Gorge has got its falls,
They are to hear and watch;
The water makes the splashing sound,
Not you who should go, ‘Splotch!’

No, falling for these views is not
A clever way to go,
So keep away from edge, a lot —
Just thought I’d let you know!

© November 2019 Colonialist (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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11 Responses to Views Really Awfully Close to the Edge

  1. Gastradamus says:

    Beautiful scenery, you take them so well, congratulations on be impeccable when it comes to snapping photos of the wilderness. We would love your feedback on a few of our stories at Gastradamus. To have your feedback would mean a great deal to our blog. Any comment would ve greatly admired from an artist like yourself. So check out Miss Scarlet and Blue Jasmine and let us know what you think


  2. Ooh. Felt a bit of vertigo. Did you?


  3. Thank you so much for the eloquent warning. I’ll try to stay steady as a rock!


  4. Tooty Nolan says:

    My first thought, upon sighting the trees appearing to scale the high plateau, was “Does vegetation ever suffer from vertigo?”


  5. There is no way I could stand there, and look over edge, the curse of acrophobia! I could not even appreciate and enjoy the Three Sisters; as Charles Darwin once did.
    Would you believe that I love flying, nothing I love more than boarding an areroplane and strapping myself in, unfortunately no more into the left hand seat. 😥


    • colonialist says:

      The Three Sisters would make a high point in my day. I take it that rock climbing has not been one of your preferred recreations.
      Flying is something I love, too. At a ridiculously young age I learnt to fly my father’s Hornet Moth. In those days one didn’t even file a flight plan.


  6. elspethc says:

    stunning – even when you don’t fall over


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