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Out on a Limb (challenge from DarkAngel)

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Poet deVine
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As a coward I cower in my lonely room
waiting for the world to begin
afraid each day to take a misstep
Afraid to lose 祖ause I知 afraid to win

Someone asked if I壇 go out on a limb
to reach the heights my spirit aspires
would I climb out there, fearlessly
to gain everything my heart desires

I look at my life, from inside out
and know of myself, I知 afraid to give,
sure that I値l die before I get the chance
to be out on that limb and live

Would I go out on a limb you ask
no, I値l stand down here in the shade
climbing the tree of life is too hard
and, my friend, I知 much too afraid.
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Starith
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1 posted 09-06-99 12:29 AM       View Profile for Starith   Email Starith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starith

DeVine,

I know how you feel...climbing the tree of life is a frightening experience...especially if you're scared of heights...and yet I've looked don to realize that I've already began to climb...so i figure why stop now, I'm already on my way up.

I enjoyed the read...thank you for sharing it.

Starith

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Dark Angel
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2 posted 09-06-99 12:32 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Poet, this was brilliant, I enjoyed it very much, Well Done

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
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moonmoon
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Well done PDV...The metaphor is great..'climbing the tree of life'...
Nan
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4 posted 09-06-99 07:38 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Great extended metaphor - for sure - and an overall great work - Methinks, though, It is not of yourself you speak??
RainbowGirl
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5 posted 09-06-99 08:27 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Everyone goes out on a limb as soon as leave their front door...we constantly make decisions about so many things, some of which could hurt us but likewise they could bring so much joy and life isn't really life if you close yourself off from feeling both pain or pleasure...

i.e. If I hadn't had the courage to make my first post in here, I wouldn't have met you, would I?...

Now if only I could take my own advice..

HUSG

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.


Dark Angel
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6 posted 09-06-99 08:31 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Well put RG, I agree with you there

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Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 09-06-99 09:18 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Poet deVine,
It is far better to be wise and afraid.
Then suffer the aids of an escapade.
As usual your style and form is floorless.
And with your usual luminece I must confess.
Poet deVine
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8 posted 09-06-99 05:40 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Thank you all.......I write down the phrase challeged and look at it....what does it mean to me.....and this was the answer..to an extent, it is me....but I do go out on limbs once in awhile...how else would I get those apples!
 
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