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My Tightrope Of Hope

Updated on May 24, 2017

Tightrope, tightrope

My tightrope of hope

I linger here slightly above the fall

Still far from my rise

I move forward

I must be moving forward

I am careful with my motion

It's a balancing act this life of mine

I stumble, I stumble

I'm growing weary

And my grip is weak at times

Still I hold on

Because I have seen a glimpse

Of my destiny

So I have this notion

Just maybe someday I will get there

So I hold my breathing still and steady

Tiny steps forward

And I stumble, and tiny steps forward

Tightrope, tightrope

Please do not fail me now

My tightrope of hope


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    • deedeelaw profile imageAUTHOR

      Deborah S. Lawrence 

      6 years ago from Deborah's Musings

      Thank you very much I'm glad you liked my poem. The picture is myself and my grandson. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      what a wonderful poem... is that you in the picture and your daugher?

      I love your picture.

      I am Deborah Brooks Langford on facebook

    • deedeelaw profile imageAUTHOR

      Deborah S. Lawrence 

      6 years ago from Deborah's Musings

      Once again thank you Dim for being a loyal reader. It means a lot that we all can help each other in some way.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      6 years ago from Great Britain

      I found this to be very profound. it´s beautiful that you wrote it with your granddaughter in mind, but I can also see it aplying to millions of us who need to recover from a bad time.


    • deedeelaw profile imageAUTHOR

      Deborah S. Lawrence 

      6 years ago from Deborah's Musings

      Thank you, it was written with my 11 year old granddaughter in mind.

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      6 years ago from Land of Nod

      I hope this doesn't offend you but as I was reading I got the image of a baby taking it's first steps. That idea almost intoxicated me that even as we grow there will still be timesnwhen it feels like we are teetering on a tightrope. The hope and motivation as children and teens is that it gets better. That the awkward phases and difficult days become much easier or cease to occur. If you think about it, it's a bit scary to imagine that the same problems that you might face now will always be a possibility.

      Where I find hope is that I, we will be better equipped to handle these falls or crashes as they come and that falling will nonlonger seem so terrifying so much so that we are not afraid to take those giant leaps over the next hurdles.


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