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From Where I Stand

Updated on June 10, 2013

From where I stand, up here on this branch

It ain't that far to fall

So, go ahead, push me nearer to the edge

Pull that noose a little tighter

And see if I don't jump instead

Before I have nothing else to lose

© 2013 Shannon

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      RealityTalk 3 years ago from Planet Earth

      Everything okay? This is a short, but to the point piece. thought I would poem a reply.

      Life is short, life can be lonely,

      but that is because others spout a lot of baloney.

      There is always a light,

      that keeps us from flight.

      Although sometimes sad and slow to start,

      only means you have heart.

      And with heart, you cannot go wrong.

      Because I know. Within you. There is a beautiful song.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      That's a beautiful reply, RealityTalk. Thank you. Yes, I'm fine. Not suicidal or anything. Just a poem. :)

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      shan,

      This is excellent... can you really say anymore than what you have in such few words? I should be careful, as I don't want to cause an intervention from other hubbers... but I don't think I could 'get' this poem any more than I do today!

      Tragically beautiful!

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Good golly! No intervention necessary; it's just a poem!

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      No... for me! :D ... it is a gloomy, gloomy day :-(

      I will be back in a bit....

      For the record people; like many others, Shan writes to write but it is not necessarily the story of her life (how's that for a disclaimer?) :D

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Oh, dear :( I hope you can cheer up soon. I wondered if that was maybe what you meant by it. But, I didn't want to cause two interventions. haha

      Anyway, you know where and how to reach me if you need me.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      It's an all-too-clear message, dear Shan, disclaimers notwithstanding. It's amazing and I'm voting it up and appropriate adjectives. Hugs.

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Shan,

      Ah... the sun will shine tomorrow (well, according to my local forecast it won't actually be shining for another few days :-)

      Two interventions? ha! :D

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, Nellieanna.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Hehe...well, try not to be too gloomy and let your sun shine instead, sis.

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Well thank goodness for some of these lovely hubbers... like yourself of course! I will find some ray of sunshine :-)

      I need to figure out how to make a 'sigh' icon :D lol

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      When you figure that one out, let me know! haha

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      There are days when it seems the noose can be quite tight as stress builds. Well expressed.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, Gypsy Rose. Always a pleasure to see you here!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Just have to type it out! . . . sigh. . . ;-)

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Sigh indeed . . .(sigh).. .hehe. . . .Hey, ladies, if I disappear for awhile, don't think I'm not thinking about you. Let's just say I jumped. But I'll be back when I can.

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      SHANMARIE!!!! That's not even FUNNY! Don't make me drive down to Texas!!!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Well expressed and voted up.

      Eddy.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Oh, Kitty Cat. . ..not funny at all. Trust me. I shall see what happens. Maybe no jumping required, but things still might blow up in my face if this powder keg explodes. I know, I know...speaking in riddles. . . don't worry, though. It's all good. :)

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the vote up, Eddy. Hope all is well in Wales!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      sigh

      "good" - such an ambiguous word? . . . not. . . .

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Nellieanna - to borrow some words from you, there is no problem! Much I didn't tell you and much I did, but it'll all be okay one way or another. Besides, it's even better when I shake the noose feeling and just BE in the moment. ;) Love you.

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      Lurana Brown 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Almost "gallows humor" but with enough realism to be truly thought-provoking.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for coming by, Lurana. :)

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      dreamseeker2 3 years ago

      Short, but voted it up. Life can feel that way sometimes. Sad too...

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Yes, short, but at that point in time, I had something to say and that was it. haha.. . Short, sweet, and concise. :D

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