Friday, January 26, 2007

Standing On The Edge

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Standing on the edge,
looking in,
looking around,
seeing nothing.

What do I hear?
There is sound,
but it is nothing.

I know that I’m where I should be,
but I’m here
waiting
waiting.

Sometimes we have control over life
and others we don’t
and knowing the difference
is key
to making life worth the living,
to being happy,
to avoiding being pulled
into the darkness
of nothing.

Holding on to the good in life
I know is what I must do.
Disappointment will be,
but I won’t give in again.
I’ll remember to be happy
even here,
standing on the edge,
looking in,
looking around,
seeing nothing.

I’m in charge.
Of me.
Of my frame of mind.
Of my happiness.


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4 comments:

s3 said...

So true. I like it. If I can only teach this to my 7

Lynilu said...

It takes lots of experience, lots of life to really learn it. They will, but they'll need your help, for sure.

my said...

Your feelings always touch the innermost parts of the heart and mind.I believe that is Life,that's the power of life,the understanding of life,the love of life,and finding the meaning of life,adding life to sky and earth,even to wind and beauty.Well,I think you have already become a part of life,of sky and earth,of wind and beauty.

I like the poem so much,and I'll sing it lightly,

Standing On The Edge


Standing on the edge,
looking in,
looking around,
seeing nothing.

What do I hear?
There is sound,
but it is nothing.

I know that I’m where I should be,
but I’m here
waiting
waiting.

Sometimes we have control over life
and others we don’t
and knowing the difference
is key
to making life worth the living,
to being happy,
to avoiding being pulled
into the darkness
of nothing.

Holding on to the good in life
I know is what I must do.
Disappointment will be,
but I won’t give in again.
I’ll remember to be happy
even here,
standing on the edge,
looking in,
looking around,
seeing nothing.

I’m in charge.
Of me.
Of my frame of mind.
Of my happiness.

Lynilu said...

My - I'm honored with your singing. Thank you.