Too Afraid to Fly

I'm standing on the edge of a cliff

Everyone I know is waiting for me at the bottom

They've taken the leap, they've taken the plunge

They took a risk and they didn't fall

They flew

I want to take the leap. I want it so bad

I can already feel the wind in my hair, the rush I will surely feel when I finally jump

It's so close I can almost taste it

I reach my toes over the edge

I sit on the edge and dangle my legs off the side

And I whisper to myself, This is it

This is the day I'm finally going to fly

But everytime I almost lower myself over the edge, I back away

I've never wanted anything more than I want to take that leap of faith

I'm not afraid to fall. I know I won't fall

I can't jump off because I'm too afraid to fly


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