"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Could Be a Problem" #27-Big Tent Prompt-a predicament

In a quandary you sit upon a picket fence;
splinters stick in your thighs …
it’s a Catch-22 sliding bones between
two sheets of paper
turning yellow and brittle as time advances
in a quagmire, all bramble and rose thorns
ceasing to be vainglorious
It’s emotion in voice; let
those who fall gingerly envelop words
with feelings cultivated over years,
else slip into silence

15 comments:

  1. That is one heck of a predicament!

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  2. Sitting on the fence never does us any favours.

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  3. Caught between a zipped lip and a loud place.

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  4. Well done, for digging yourself out!

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  5. Ouch! How does one fall gingerly? ;-)

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  6. I always seem to be in a quandary about something! And like SweetTalkingGuy, I, too, love the word 'vainglorious!'

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  7. It's always hard to sit on the fence.

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  8. I always like the Catch 22, but silence can be nice, too. Wonderful write.

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  9. I like those last four lines - if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

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  10. Pamela, sitting on the fence takes you out of the action, and stops the journey. It may give you a ringside seat, but only to watch what others are doing. I agree with your premise, fence sitters should never be allowed too much comfort, lest they stay there forever. I find that fence sitters never have much of value to add to anything,

    Elizabeth

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  11. I like falling into your words and giving in to sounds and feelings. Nice.
    http://judyidliketosay.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-blink-of-eye.html

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  12. Thanks to all for the nice comments, and yes, Elizabeth, I totally agree. I have never been one to sit on the fence, but have known a few in my life.

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