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On the Balcony

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On the Balcony

You’re lucky in the city
If a balcony is yours.
How nice, with just a step, to feel
The air and be outdoors.

And so, to share a drink or two,
A woman on a date,
Suggested that they sit outside,
Where atmosphere’d await.

She hopped up on the rail to sit.
Her date expressed some fear;
But she assured him it was safe – 
And that’s the last he’d hear.

For as the railing cracked, she fell
From seventeen floors high.
How awful for her new companion,
Witnessing her die.

Be careful what you wish for
Is what I have often heard.
My hunger for a balcony,
For now, has been deferred.

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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 3:12:00 PM
    Gosh, I hope this is just your imagination. Would be a truly sad tale otherwise. No matter how well told. :)

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    Date: 8/11/2013 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    sorry - it's a true story! it was a first date, too...
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 1:33:00 PM
    I have a fear of heights. No balcony in my future. Well done.

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 11:50:00 AM
    A cautionary tale indeed! I love your consummate xaxa rhyming and impeccable flow... you never disappoint, my dear! Best wishes, Keith