Falling Forwards

A poem of momentum

Kyle Nielson
Dec 10, 2019 · 2 min read
Photo by Jad Limcaco on Unsplash

Learning to walk
We stumble and fall,

Lifting ourselves back up
And attempting another step.

And we fall —
And again, and again we fall,

Until one day,
We can hold ourselves on one leg.

Yet we do not stand still —
We step with the momentum.

The balancing act
Is not to balance in stillness,
It is to balance in movement.

It is the trick we forget,
That to learn to walk
We continue to fall forwards
Catching ourselves with every step.

Surely we fall again —
And again, and again we fall.

Yet we continue to stand,
To try once more,
For we are not meant to stop,
We are meant to push forward,
To push onward.

We will use our momentum,
And continue to fall.

Yet we are moving forward,
We are falling forwards,
With each step.

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