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On the Edge

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Julie Jordan Scott
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0 posted 10-16-1999 05:25 PM       View Profile for Julie Jordan Scott   Email Julie Jordan Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Julie Jordan Scott's Home Page   View IP for Julie Jordan Scott

Carefully I am balancing as
Whirling
Spinning
Dancing
Gliding
Cartwheeling
Thoughts cavort through my mind
As I sit on the edge of my sanity

Fog infiltrates my mind
Simple Words elude me
Pencil
Windowsil
Cabinet become
Frustration
Gestures
"That thing over there"
As I sit on the edge of my sanity

Wanting the normal self to grab the reigns
I totter,
I teeter,
I grip tight the sides
Holding On
Holding On
Holding On
As I sit on the edge of my sanity.

Time, Talk, and Tenderness with self
The experts all say
So I focus on the horizon
The sun will surely rise
As I sit on the edge of my sanity




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Julie Jordan Scott is a Freelance Writer and Public Speaker,
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Denise
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1 posted 10-16-1999 06:14 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is excellent, Julie! I enjoyed this very much!

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Denise
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2 posted 10-16-1999 06:15 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I am very glad to see you posting your work here my dear.

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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ

Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 10-16-1999 06:22 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Julie,
Enjoyed the read.
startin_fresh
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4 posted 10-16-1999 06:34 PM       View Profile for startin_fresh   Email startin_fresh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for startin_fresh

Hi Julie:

It's a fine line between sanity and insanity. I have known you for quite some time and you balance very well. You are an inspiration to me. Great poem! Loved it.

Shawn

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Courage is the price that life exacts
for granting peace with yourself.
--Amelia Earhart




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Tara Simms
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5 posted 10-18-1999 04:30 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

I liked the repeating line: As I sit on the edge of my sanity. Very good!

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It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley
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Julie Jordan Scott
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6 posted 10-18-1999 12:50 PM       View Profile for Julie Jordan Scott   Email Julie Jordan Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Julie Jordan Scott's Home Page   View IP for Julie Jordan Scott

dsnyder, DreamEvil, Seymour,Shawn and Tara, thank you all so much for reading and commenting on this piece. It sort of rumbled around my head before I actually got my pen to paper. Unlike some of the other topics I write about, this is one area that is less pleasant to explore.

Thanks again!

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Julie Jordan Scott is a Freelance Writer and Public Speaker,
but her favorite role is that of Mommy! Visit her website at
http://www.5passions.com
Iloveit
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7 posted 10-18-1999 01:27 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

this is good, really good, don't we all feel this for one reason or another, and I love that you left the reason off, made it so easy for each reader to apply and enjoy your work,
loved it!
Pepper
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8 posted 10-18-1999 01:28 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I really enjoyed this piece much Julie!
Thank you for sharing.......

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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