~ The Need For Wings ~

The edge is never
A safe place to be.
There is always a fall
To one side
Or the other,
Or else be cut
From walking a sharp line.

The higher the pedestal,
The farther the fall,
And the edge?
Well it’s the highest
Of them all.
No matter how much
You shine,
No matter what you claim
As “Mine”,
You’ll discover the truth anyway
When you finally reach
The bottom.

Because it’s never safe
To walk the edge,
Unless you have some kind
Of safety net,
Or tether,
Or whether you have wings enough
To carry you close
To the sun
Without fear of them melting away
Into nothingness.

Skirt the edge of madness
If you’re able.
And count yourself lucky
To survive a fall
From grace,
Or what passes for it
At the top.
And the next time,
You have a choice
Between choosing a side
Or walking the edge,
Maybe you can just
Choose
To fly above all of it….

~ C.L.R. ~ © 2007

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About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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