Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Walking a tightrope

Above the minefields

of your existence

I throw caution to the wind

Up here I may fall

A path of least resistance

 

Melancholy thoughts

And depressing actions

Separate us by degrees

Refusing to let go

Clinging to air

I’m an artist of trapeze

 

Remaining in limbo

With no safety net

Patiently waiting

Self-indulgent proclivities

Keep us apart but

My danger liberating

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Grace from dVerse Poets Open Link Night #229

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  23 comments for “Balancing Act

  1. October 4, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    hard it is to let go, it does often feel as if clinging to air when there is nothing left…Love “Refusing to let go Clinging to air I’m an artist of trapeze”

    • Christine Bolton
      October 4, 2018 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment 🙂

  2. October 4, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    I can feel the precariousness of this…and yet, the will to continue.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 4, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      It felt safer to be up there, albeit precarious, than down below 😑. Thanks for reading

      • October 4, 2018 at 9:15 pm

        My pleasure.

  3. October 4, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    A difficult place and situation to be. Hope the libration will come soon from that minefield of an existence.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 4, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Absolutely! … thanks for reading Grace

  4. October 5, 2018 at 1:54 am

    I love the precariousness of ‘Walking a tightrope / Above the minefields /
    of your existence – double trouble – and the lines:
    ‘Refusing to let go
    Clinging to air
    I’m an artist of trapeze’.
    It’s strange how danger can be liberating and we can do the most amazing things without thinking about them and then the smallest things throw us out of kilter.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 5, 2018 at 9:14 am

      Thank yo Kim I appreciate your kind words. Thank for reading my poem 🙂

  5. paeansunplugged
    October 5, 2018 at 9:56 am

    I love the picture you have created here Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 5, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

      • October 6, 2018 at 11:58 am

        You are welcome.🙂

  6. October 6, 2018 at 2:19 am

    Thoughts and actions can separate people. I can see how it could be as precarious as a trapeze artist in the air.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2018 at 2:52 am

      Thank you Frank! 🙂

  7. sanaarizvi
    October 6, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Love this especially; “‘Walking a tightrope / Above the minefields /of your existence.” ❤

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2018 at 10:59 am

      Thank you so much 🙂

  8. October 6, 2018 at 10:04 am

    i walked this tightrope before, that minefield of emotion was something that maybe kept me steady and walking – like the metaphors, rich and meaningful Chrisitne

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2018 at 10:59 am

      Thank you Gina. Have a great weekend 🙂

      • October 6, 2018 at 6:58 pm

        you too Christine!!

  9. October 6, 2018 at 10:14 am

    So much in life is walking on a tightrope… but many times we don’t realize that the fall won’t hurt us… but there are other times when falling is lethal.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2018 at 10:58 am

      Yes, choices! 🙂 Thanks for reading.

  10. October 7, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    We all seem to be balancing precariously these days. (K)

    • Christine Bolton
      October 7, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      Yes and probably for some time to come 😳
      Thanks for reading!

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