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Line of Fire

I'm Stuck in the Line of Fire                    

 In all the years I’ve been alone, in all the days that I’ve spent, staring at a wall,
 I’ve learned a few things.
 I’ve learned that when you’re not perfect, no one wants you. I’ve learned that when you’re different, 
people get scared. And when people get scared, they do one of two things. 
Fight or flight.
 It’s human nature in three words. Fight or flight.
 You either run, or you stand your ground. 
People rarely control this. 
Some people can force themselves to fight when they’d rather run. 
Other people choose to run for their safety, because even though they want to fight they know that they, 
or someone they care for, 
will get hurt. 
And still there are others, who don’t seem to care. Don’t care about others, that is. 
They don’t fight, they can’t flight. 
 They make a line of people in front of themselves to protect them. 
What would you do if you were put in that line? Forced to protect people,
 who would rather shoot you in the head than miss their morning tea? 
Worse yet, what if, for some reason, you fall in love. 
And that person, the only person who doesn’t cringe at the sight of you, or run when you say hello,
 is put in that line? How do you protect them,
 how do you tell them to fight, when you yourself,
 can’t do anything but run? 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 5/5/2016 1:16:00 AM
reading this a second time, Allexis. skat
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Date: 4/24/2016 9:27:00 AM
Allexis Cook, nice to see this one again. linda
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Date: 6/4/2015 11:36:00 PM
Allexis, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun with this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I will enjoy following you and your poetry when you are ready :) We are Lucky To Have you. Enjoy Poetry Soup:) Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 6/3/2015 6:24:00 PM
Hi ALLEXIS.. this is a powerful, well constructed write, that I enjoyed reading today! I want to WELCOME you to Poetry Soup, a great place to display your creative, artist works. It's also an ideal place to meet and be shaped by other poets. I read a lot of poems and I'm looking forward to checking out more of your works. PS.. If you have a moment, check out my poems as well. I'm looking forward to becoming friends with those who do (Iron sharpens Iron).. Talk soon, LYRIC MAN
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Date: 6/1/2015 11:42:00 PM
Allexis, Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will get much delight in reading and in time become familiar with your verse. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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Date: 6/1/2015 6:56:00 AM
people often get intimidated by different, something to embrace is our differences:), enjoyed your write ~Luv S.K.A.T.
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