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Life on the Edge

Here from the ledge
eye for detail is really quite keen
seen from the sills, giving new edge
to life stretching flat, where black and white
is neatly sketched 
in a bird's eye view of reasoning 

Into two directions, 
we flap our wings, flying into a sun
running from truth
swimming with fear
in a pool of despair
or do we stare
into the cool
Into reflection deep in the soul
Do we turn eyes away,  with a conscience brightly peeled?
Or yield, to a new peace of mind?

Is this a game...
played by a fool
What are the odds,  given the choice
to turn away eyes..........miss all the fun...
or take plunge, and try?

Here from the ledge
we can rise to the task, shaped by our will
to deal our own cards, to deal a new hand
Win, lose or draw...there are books still unwritten
We can wave the white flag,  at the expense of the heart
Is that mote in the eye the color of steel.....
Are we too numb to feel?....Give it a try!
Taking a part
Like Nike says........just do it!

Inspired by Deb's Picture Collection & Contest:
"What Do You Make of This?"

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  1. Date: 3/23/2013 12:30:00 PM
    CARRIE, congratulations with your awesome and wonderful poem. Always~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 9:07:00 AM
    Dear Carrie, you did what I did and wrote about all of the pictures, you did it wonderfully--I guess we didn't think we could pick just one but hey!! Did pretty darn good anyway!!

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 8:25:00 PM
    Like Mc Donalds says: I love it! : ) Hey, young lady ... Do you always hung out in the winner's list? : D Congratulations on your win, dear Carrie! You should read the last poem written by the sponsor of this contest ... : )

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 7:01:00 PM
    Thanks so much for the entry Carrie! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 11:55:00 PM
    love your metaphors here and how you ended with Nike's motto!! So cool. I have not even attempted to THINK of what to do for this particular contest!

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 1:01:00 AM
    very good thoughts and outstaning flow here girl. Me thinks you have scored another winner.

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 7:15:00 PM
    What do you make of this? ...Just a masterpiece!! Exceptional write, Carrie! The last stanza's flow is breathtaking! We made a similar interpretation of this drawing... interesting... Best of luck in Deborah's contest! (I should go back to my poem to make corrections if I want to have a chance!). : D