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Knife's Edge

As a young child I was told,
                                           
the knife's edge is very sharp.
                                       
Do not touch,
                                                               
you will get cut.
                                                             
As I got older,
                                                               
I was given a small knife.
                                             
I was taught how to handle it,
                                       
how I was to use it and to cut.
                                       
Sometimes I was cutting food,
                                       
sometimes I was cutting flowers.
                                   
I found this sharp shiny piece of metal,
                           
was good for cutting some thing else.
                             
Then came the day I was cutting,
                                   
yes cutting myself.
                                                         
Some days small cuts,
                                                   
some days deep cuts.
                                                     
Why did I want to feel the pain,
                                     
why more pain on myself.
                                               
While I could not get back at others,
                               
I could get back at myself.
                                             
Wearing a long sleeve shirt hid it from others,
                 
it would never hide it from myself.
                                 
Life of pain others afflicted,
                                           
now showing the scars on my arm.
                               
The knife's edge is a very sharp shiny piece of metal,
       
it can be used for both good and bad.
 
Date Written:5/14/2021
Note: Just a story/write "Not" true for me but for many.
Knife's Edge
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Date: 5/16/2021 7:27:00 PM
A great story dear Paula.. You are are sweet story teller. I love this poem! A fave for me..
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 5/17/2021 10:14:00 AM
Thank You, for your note and very kind words. WOW, a fave for you. You made my day. Glad you love this knife story/write. Have a blessed day/week writing away................
Date: 5/15/2021 7:43:00 PM
Interesting analysis of the uses of a knife, both good and bad. Glad to know that this isn't true for you.
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 5/16/2021 12:46:00 PM
Thanks for your note. Glad you like this knife story/write. Yes, just a write. Have a blessed day...........
Date: 5/15/2021 12:06:00 PM
Wonderful Poem Paula.
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 5/15/2021 12:34:00 PM
Thanks for your note. Glad you like my knife write. Have a blessed day..........
Date: 5/14/2021 1:21:00 PM
Yes indeed I've known a few and it is a very sad plight. My mom used to say you can butter a slice of toast or you can kill a man with a knife, the knife is neither good or bad but the intent behind it says it all. Thank you for sharing , Much love, and prayers for those who need it most.
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 5/14/2021 2:44:00 PM
Thanks for your note. Your mom was right, "the knife is neither good or bad but the intent behind it says it all." Have a blessed day/weekend................
Date: 5/14/2021 11:39:00 AM
Yes. This is sad. God bless you ... Love, Gina
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 5/14/2021 2:42:00 PM
Thanks for your note. Yes, sad but true. Have a blessed day/weekend.............