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Always on the Fringes

Cheryl enjoys writing poetry related to her personal faith in Christ and the things she had observed in life.


Some live life on the edge

They enjoy stepping over the line of the border

Always about to fall over the ledge

Thriving in mass chaos and disorder

Holding grudges clinging to pain

Seeking whatever will cause a rift

Always losing and never again

Ready to jump off the cliff


Laughing at walking the gang plank

No fear of the last mile of the way

Standing on the safety of the bank

Caring not it might be the last day

Feet always dangling over the bridge

Looking into the water that's shallow

Teasing that jump off the ridge

Nothing in life is sacred or hallowed


Can't see the Forrest because of the trees

Blind to what is in plain sight

Only themselves do they car to please

No thought of wrong or right

Oblivious to others pain

Keeps stepping never flinches or cringes

Every drop of peacefulness they drain

For them, life is best lived on the fringes


BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 01, 2019:

It is hard to say if they truly enjoy living this way. Maybe something is happening in their life where they do not care enough about themselves at the moment.

Maybe it doesn't matter if there is another day because they are tired of what life is showing them.

But then of course, there are those that are carefree and live in the moment. Whatever life brings they will accept.

Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on September 28, 2019:

God bless you and thanks. I appreciate you.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on September 28, 2019:

How beautiful you put in poetic verse what I said in "Today's Sophy #15", Cheryl, so remember what I said, there are wise and ignorant fools. IMO, it would have been perfect if you had somehow included something to suggest "those actions are also the first steps toward wisdom."

Thanks for sharing it.

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