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i must confess,
i have walked the highway's edge
flirting with the sidewalk, and
wondering whether to take
the one step towards the
rushing waves of traffic

i have balanced upon precipice
after precipice gazing downward,
the finality of flight a strange
and dangerous daydream
that pulls me in

and i have stood at water's ending
the sea a susurrous caress, and
yearned to move forward once,
again, again, until the ocean
can carry me home

so many storms i have weathered
so many burdens i have shouldered
and yet sometimes i forget the
most important thing of all;

i have made it this far,
i am here
i am worthy
i will go on.
Trigger warnings apply.

I really needed to write this.

tenth of june, 2014
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slenderblade Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2014
and the diagonally striped yellow and black beacons 
sometimes beckon, instead of drive me away . . . 
and i wonder if the engine entering my ribcage
and the glass driving into my skull
would give me silence,


or leave me hanging on,
worse than ever before,
sustained by those love me
sustained by those who do it because they must.

So I keep driving,
the small adrenaline rush wilting away . . . . 


---edit---

Sophia, 

We are here, still.
Let us be here, rippling. 
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   Writer
it's a familiar fiend,
or a familiar feeling.

but i am glad i am here,
still.
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slenderblade Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
*nods*
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shep4life Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice positive ending
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   Writer
I try ^^
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shep4life Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like to sprinkle a little hope in my sad poems :)
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Absolutely stunning. 
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:iconlissomer:
Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014   Writer
Thank you so much <3
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
an interesting twist on the "on a knife's edge" metaphor. beautifully written, as always. (=
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014   Writer
<3
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Pinkipuff Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I like this one a lot. A LOT.
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014   Writer
:)
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Bark Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Writer
I can really identify with this. Beautifully written!
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014   Writer
Thank you so much :heart:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug:  The best poetry comes when someone needs to write a piece.  That applies here. :huggle:
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Writer
Thank you so much. I'm really glad that people are taking a positive message away from this piece.

:hug:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome.  I'm glad for that too!
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forever-yours-xo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
this is amazing and beautiful and lovely... thank you so much for writing this. (:

sometimes we just need to remind ourselves that we can go on, because we've made it this far. :heart:
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Writer
Thank you so much for the compliment :heart:
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forever-yours-xo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you're very welcome. (:
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Phantomtigers Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa I was rightttt in the middle of those thoughts when I was going through my updates and then I read this, really, thank you for that ending verse C:
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Writer
:heart: :hug: 
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ieatrosepetals Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug: 
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Writer
:hug:
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ieatrosepetals Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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SpriteBlayde Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love! I honestly think that everyone can relate to this one some level, but it really spoke to me. It appears we have both had burdens we must shoulder, but I love your ending message. We are here, we are worthy, and we must go on. I think the fact we must go on is important. I absolutely love your writings and your messages. :heart:
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Writer
I'm glad that you liked it. Less glad that you (and so many others) can relate to it, but at least the ending message is somewhat uplifting?

Thank you :heart:
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SpriteBlayde Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As much as we can relate to it, there is always the positive that the ending makes us feel inspired. :)

And you are welcome.
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Caboose96 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Writer
Firstly, good on you for the "trigger warnings apply" it's something I need to incorporate in my own writing at times and I admit this did take me back to a few particular days.

Secondly, this is lovely, and forgive me for saying this if I'm incorrect but I feel "from great pain comes great literature" is true in your case
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Writer
The mildly frustrating thing about the author's note is that it lies below the actual deviation. I don't think this piece is triggering enough to warrant a "mature" rating, but I do think that people should see the trigger warning before they read the actual piece. SIGH. Ah well.

Thank you so much for the compliment :heart:. I agree with the "great pain" part :P
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half-pixieman Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Writer
So moving yet uplifting, thank you :)
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Writer
:heart:
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jungle-slang Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
this is perfect <3
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Writer
Thank you for saying so :heart:
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jungle-slang Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
no problem 
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