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The tightrope

The barbed tightrope sways menacingly The imperceptible border separating A chaotic world from Inevitable peaceful sleep She runs without trepidation Bloodied, stained and scarred bare feet Immune to the flesh eating jagged edges Slivers of her soul left at every piercing blade Leaps powered by her blatant disregard for life Unfazed by her own inflicted sway Thoughtless to the potential plummeting Life or death Escaping manic voices Echoing from the depths of A lunatic mind A despairing heart A tragedy riddled soul Wisps of hope begin to snake beside her An alluring path A mirage of dreams Stillness overwhelms Baited breath Mesmerizing foolish belief Past lessons forgot Temptation triumphing Over resistant faith Lured into the pretense Arms reach out in desperation Fingertips barely grasping the fast fading hope Mad laughter echoing from the mouths of the illusionists The onward chase of hope as it turns to dust Ripples of violent swaying beneath her feet Voices encircling A sprint driven by The divine hunger for the seemingly last remnants of happiness Leaping into nothingness Delusional enlightened hope Only a mirror of her heart’s desires A mere reflection of her pleading tears Misjudgment Condemnation Failure Sentenced And with flailing arms she falls The tightrope gone forever.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 6/17/2017 11:42:00 AM
A crazy, scary, creative write Amy, marvellously executed.
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Date: 5/31/2017 5:17:00 AM
Wow, a mind grasping to hold on to reality, yet spiraling out of control! Such visceral images penetrate the compassionate heart Amy. This is so well written! Magnificent! 7 ; )
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Amy Sullivan
Date: 6/12/2017 6:18:00 AM
Thank you for the wonderful feedback Connie. Really means a lot! :)
Date: 4/29/2017 3:37:00 PM
wow, that was a real RIDE for the reader as well as the main character. Keep the verses coming, Light & Love
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Amy Sullivan
Date: 6/12/2017 6:17:00 AM
Thank you so much Debbie. I really appreciate it. Love, Amz x
Date: 4/29/2017 5:09:00 AM
Thank you for commenting on my poem, thus enabling me to find your work :) In different ways, with different words, we seem to explore the same subject here, and yes, I read your words in the comments below. Great poem!
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Amy Sullivan
Date: 4/29/2017 5:15:00 AM
I enjoyed reading your work Darren. Thanks for taking the time to read mine and thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. :)
Date: 4/28/2017 8:54:00 AM
My pleasure, in fact it's worth a second read.
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Amy Sullivan
Date: 4/28/2017 9:00:00 AM
honoured that you feel it's worth a second read. Thanks so much Richard. :)
Date: 4/26/2017 2:03:00 PM
A profound and creative writing dear Amy! A 7 from me!
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Amy Sullivan
Date: 4/27/2017 1:21:00 AM
Thanks so much Demetrios. I really appreciate your great feedback :)
Date: 4/25/2017 7:45:00 PM
A disturbing piece intoxicatingly rendered!
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Amy Sullivan
Date: 4/25/2017 11:47:00 PM
Thanks for taking the time to read my work Richard! :)
Date: 4/24/2017 5:19:00 PM
Very descriptive and expressive work that is filled with emotion..Wouldn't want to be on that tightrope..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Amy Sullivan
Date: 4/25/2017 1:02:00 AM
Thank you Sara. I really appreciate the feedback :)
Date: 4/21/2017 11:39:00 AM
Hi Amy, wow , powerful write sad end your use of the dictionary creates such a beautiful peace :)) hugs from Ireland going your way
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Amy Sullivan
Date: 4/22/2017 7:03:00 AM
Thank you so much Niall. I appreciate your kind words. Hugs from South Africa! :)
Date: 4/21/2017 7:56:00 AM
Way creative write here, Amy! And I can relate to the manic voices too! Is this about someone with cyclothymia?
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Amy Sullivan
Date: 4/21/2017 8:11:00 AM
Thank you White Wolf. Not necessarily. I prefer the reader to take from my work what they want to or need to, depending on how one relates to it. :)
Date: 4/20/2017 2:13:00 PM
Amy, this was a very creative and deep piece of writing. It leaves me asking, was she better off falling or should she have hung on to this barbed wire lifeline that seemed to cause as much pain as it sounds like it would. Which fate plays better in the end? This was really cool, I enjoyed reading this today. Thanks so much for sharing.
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Amy Sullivan
Date: 4/21/2017 1:09:00 AM
Hi Chris. Thanks for the great feedback, it is much appreciated. Perhaps the tightrope is all in her head or perhaps it's just her pathway with obstacles along the way. It is up to the reader to decide which way she falls, either into life or into death. Perhaps she feels sentenced either way? Maybe its her own delusion and the only thing below her is in fact life. Food for thought. :) I am really glad that you enjoyed it!