Walking the Razor Thin Line: Struggling to Stay on Top

Updated on May 4, 2018
heather92383 profile image

Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.

Took one too many chances with not being it safe

Ended up in the ultimate precarious position

How did the final possible countdown become this moment?

Suspended in the most dangerous of places

Wondered if it was not too late to get out of this demonic fun house

Supposed to be thrilling fun, but more of a nightmare that anything

Count to ten and go from there in terms of the decision

Started to move in an unexpected direction

Unsure what to make of this surprising turn of events

Walking on the thinnest possible tightrope

Hanging between two tallest towers in Abu Dhabi

Reliving a little Vin Diesel stunt via his Fast & Furious films

A little danger never hurt no one; until the tension kicked in

Not internally but from the rope itself

Something that would make high wire artists like Philippe Petit

Sweating .38 caliber bullets as a result of the pure terror

From falling down an endless rabbit hole into a certain demise

Wondered constantly if it'll break in mid-act performance

Turned the performance into a tragedy rather than an epic experience

Walked on continuous eggshells wondering where the last yolk was

Became a sudden bundle of pinched nerves wrapped around

Crucial points in both feet and in the right arm as well

Waited for the inevitable curveball to break this laser pointed focus

Removing the eye from the prize to listen for a phone to ring

When it never does; or the nearby office water cooler gossip

About you that you have heard in a borderline stage whisper

Broke the code of conduct and now paid the price repeatedly

No longer invited to join Rudolph's reindeer games

Ignored for happy hour outings and only called upon when necessary

Time to stop being overly nice to people who hug you publicly

And shove the knife deep into your back when you walk away

Johnny Cash walked a line in his own right

Time to walk one with a much scarier outcome

One wrong step and the finale has arrived

Just a black screen and sayonara, folks.

Taking the next step slower than a tortoise racing a hare

Almost to the end of the wire; finish line in sight

Ready, steady, keep going or else.

Don't look back; just keep moving ahead no matter what.

Walking a thin and dangerous line.
Walking a thin and dangerous line.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, letterpile.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)