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Ride the Fence

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Ride the Fence

Here I stand on top of a fence,
   can’t make up my mind in my defense.

Looking left then looking right,
   wondering if staying would cause blight.

Maybe I can just stay where I’m at,
   walking the fence with grace as a cat.

What if I let someone else decide,
   as I put my opinion aside?

Would that save me the trouble,
   and help me stay in my bubble?

For I can’t let anyone inside,
   or my entire world would collide.

I could make my own decision,
   but then that might cause division. 

What if my decision is wrong,
   would the road be extremely long?

This choice that I have to make,
   is heading straight for a mistake.

So here I sit on top of this fence,
   trying to rely on my sixth sense. 

Planting myself not making a move,
   changing nothing trying to improve.

Nathan Bane Leccese
© All Rights Reserved 06/08/09

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  1. Date: 6/10/2009 10:11:00 AM
    Oooo decisions, decisions. Ok i have made my decision, great write Nathan>James

  1. Date: 6/9/2009 9:28:00 PM
    The classic journey! Great piece, my friend. I can relate to your feeling and doubts. I always think about the worst scenario, and with that in mind, i get the courage to go on. In this case "the worst"consequence could be to fall. Contrasting ending line. Good job, Nathan. Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/9/2009 8:24:00 PM
    ahhh... the journey, reads like a hit tune! this should be set to a rock ballad! Nathan! James

  1. Date: 6/9/2009 4:26:00 PM
    Wow, can I relate to this one, Nate! I hate making decisions -- sometimes just choosing an item from a menu takes so much thought. Perhaps you overthink things as much as I do, but you certainly capture that feeling of wondering what to do and what the consequences will be if it's a major life decision. Excellent write! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/9/2009 10:43:00 AM
    great write. everyone gets stuck here sometime. Peace. boo

  1. Date: 6/9/2009 9:16:00 AM
    I ALWAYS GET CAUGHT IN BETWEEN A FENCE BUT SOONER OR LATER WE WILL FALL OFF INTO ONE SIDE OF THE FENCE AND THAT WILL BE THE RIGHT SIDE JUST DONT SWING YOUR FEET GREAT WRITE