The Tightrope is for Learners

The Tightrope is for Learners
The Tightrope is for Learners

The tightrope taunt,
a narrow line on which to tread,
and we hang on by a thread,
this demarcation of extremes,
to remain, to fall,
to abide fear or ignore the possibilities,
just we, alone, on a tightrope.

The more we fear,
we flail and in tears doubt our stance,
the chance of staying
becoming remote, our balance
the totality of our perceived reality,
and we shake and slowly let go,
the hopes we had.

The abyss greets us,
a broken being disarmed of hope
and without strength, no way to remain
upon that thin rope,
that path of choices we call life,
and so bruised and battered we cope,
dream of finding another upright path.

Balance haunts our every waking moment,
to persevere or with fear dissolve our will,
and fall to beginnings over and over,
our struggle our fate it seems,
not proffered from our dreams
but our nightmares,
and soon we wonder why?

The rope may be narrow,
but that’s because we are dulled by uncertainty,
and that rope is a path, a bridge,
and if each step upon it is taken in certainty,
then falling suddenly becomes an absurdity,
a pointless game
when life offers far more than one narrow path.

The tightrope is for learners,
two choices clearly offered,
and it is our belief in ourselves that provides balance,
as that thin rope becomes a broad path,
that opens up into many choices,
and in certainty we may discover,
the simplicity of truth is pervading.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “The Tightrope is for Learners

  • January 9, 2018 at 2:02 PM
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    Faith and belief in self, knowing we are on the right path keeps us from falling. Nicely penned Tony on this great piece. Take care dear friend.

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  • January 9, 2018 at 4:14 PM
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    Glad you appreciated my thoughts Phyllis. Take care and have a great day!

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