ChallengesI walked beneath the sky once upon a time.
Swearing I was careless then.
Then before I could figure out my crime.
Innocence was gone before the count of ten.
The ground opened up in front of me.
And I slipped and fell.
Blackness beneath was all I could see.
How much time passed I couldn't tell.
My body slammed hard onto a very small ledge.
Looking around I heard a crack as I tried to rise.
Landing very hard on the outside edge.
Before I could swear it broke and I was falling again with stars before my eyes.
Everything was happening so quickly I couldn't think.
Too young then to know why I was falling.
But at least the next ledge kept it's link.
So I kept very still and began calling.
No one heard the 7 year old voice wanting out.
They walked past without a care.
I was an outsider now and couldn't shout.
Noone would come near if they were on a dare.
On my own now it would seem.
Crawling carefully to the wall.
There was an apparent I in team.
And I was afraid I was going to fall.