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A Razor's Edge

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It is not often realized that between two opposite things lies a razor's edge. It could be love and hate, faith and unbelief, or happiness and sadness. I was sick for a long time thinking of your departure. Sadness is a disease, it leaves a bad taste, a despair for better things. A fever that burns the soul. Then I decided to take a different path. I found myself afar from lands forlorn into a sunlit sacred valley. I felt irrational happiness, don't ask me why it could have been the sun coming out suddenly out of dark rain filled clouds. Or the smell of freshly baked Italian lasagne my mother had prepared, to be wolfed up with a ruby spring scented wine. In the end who cares why? I am so happy now.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021

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Date: 5/7/2021 11:07:00 AM
I can relate to these lines Victor. I am no longer drowning. Poetry has thrown me a lifeline. It makes me glad to read that you are happy. I love this lovely poem. Blessings Connie xxoo
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Date: 5/6/2021 10:37:00 AM
Oh Victor, I love this. I do hope you are speaking of the way you are feeling now. That you are past your mourning and into living again in acceptance with the knowledge that one day you will see each other again. God Bless my friend. JB
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Date: 5/5/2021 6:03:00 PM
Love the ending, Victor, time pushes us to final see a different path. Like you the sickness last for a long time for those you loved. You are so good in writing my friend. Hope you are well. Hugs Eve
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Date: 5/5/2021 8:41:00 AM
A fave! The razor’s edge of two opposites, sudden irrational happiness, ooh and the smell of freshly baked Italian lasagne my mother had prepared, to be wolfed up with a ruby spring scented wine. Love this, my friend!
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Date: 5/4/2021 4:49:00 PM
All it takes sometimes is sunshine to chase away the clouds of despair. Or maybe it was time that did the magic. A heartfelt, well expressed verse. Blessings, Evelyn
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Date: 5/4/2021 2:59:00 PM
Sometimes when a person is depressed chemistry undergoes a change in the brain and the sun seems to appear out of nowhere which reminds of the song, "Oh Happy Day". I enjoyed reading your work. Your presence at my page was inspiriting. Sara
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Date: 5/4/2021 10:26:00 AM
Though it’s hard to find happiness after a great loss Victor, a loved one wouldn’t wish you to grieve forever, just to be grateful for the time spent together. Excellent write! ~ Belle
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Date: 5/4/2021 9:44:00 AM
Grief, sadness, depression all can be debilitating. Some folks never find the light. Your faith and belief of a better life is what brought you to your valley of peace. great writing, Victor:)
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Date: 5/4/2021 8:28:00 AM
Yes it shows, Victor in your wonderful poetry.
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Date: 5/4/2021 7:32:00 AM
Hi Victor, Finding happiness after of season of sorrow, one appreciates it much more. So happy you found happiness again, my friend:-) Alexis
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Date: 5/4/2021 5:47:00 AM
Glad you took a turn for the better path of happiness, Victor:) the first stanza is so true and the last line sums it up well:)
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Date: 5/4/2021 5:26:00 AM
Incredible Victor. Hello. I do see the similarities of thoughts. And yes, I enjoyed your intake on darkness and light not to mention your mention and words of the italian meal from your mother. Thank you as always for sharing your work. Have a wonderful day. May goodness and light always win to quiet a mind and soul.
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Date: 5/4/2021 4:54:00 AM
You took a path to happiness that evoked beloved memories. Enjoyed the uplifting turn your poem took. Always something special about your poems, Victor.
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Date: 5/4/2021 2:18:00 AM
Wonderful compose Victor, your words are streaming like a river on a sunny spring day; if you remained on the same course, I wonder if you have this spirit now, sometimes all it takes is a few steps back.
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Date: 5/4/2021 2:09:00 AM
Sometimes all it takes is to take another path and everything changes. Tom
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Date: 5/4/2021 1:36:00 AM
Ah! You were in the present moment! Great write, Victor! God bless
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