Of Tightropes and climbing trees.......

why in the world step onto tightropes
unless you're ready to fall
ready to take chances perhaps not
a reason or reasonable at all

going out on limbs is for fools
is it not my lovely child
yet who's the one that plays it safe
never flirting with the wild

I cannot leave the house today
the comfort too easy to enfold
pulling the linens of safety around
shoulders hiding from the cold

yet those who truely live will
take the fall over and over again
and they really do survive
when looking back from this end

So stand ready and take that first
step and forget planning for the fall
I have heard tightropes all go in circles
though I've not walked one at all

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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

Yes my friend, life is full of its tightropes and we all have to take the walk in faith. If we fall we try to get back up again and do it all over. We are resilient and tougher than we might think and can be successful. Thanks for sharing this work. whonu

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SommerDalton 4 years ago

Love your writings as always. beautiful message, and voted up.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

A tightrope filled with terror, i've seen more than once, but i bounce back when the rope flings me to safety and i land on my feet. Beautiful..We are all very resilient. We shall overcome..Thank you.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

I tended tp not take the chances in life , and now realizing that ......ahh Its all okay though !..........I have no complaints ! ...Thank you for stopping .

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Sommer , Well thank you , It really means alot to hear that !........:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Always , You strike me as that type of woman , I am glad for that !........:-}

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

We're all like tightrope walkers. Just gotta be careful what's underneath. The important thing is to land on your feet.

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

That first step's a doozy! And - so's the second...lol..

But - life isn't for the weak or cowardly - it's for the bold and courageous!

I know you've walked more than a few tightropes in your time, cowboy!

You wouldn't be so smarts otherwise! lol..


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hah ! You got it girl !.......:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

In some ways yes ImKarn , yet I'm a pretty safe player ! hey Merry Christmas luv !he he he ...Ed

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