Sunday, December 22, 2013

Narrow Ledges



Narrow ledges, living on the edge
difficult distinguishing reality
in this realm they call life
high above the city lights
noise pollution, crowd pollution
hate, crime and greed
lurk on the city streets below
lost souls busy scaling city walls
need to reach a higher elevation
understanding; new revelation

Climbing, Higher
Reaching for that star above

Walking narrow ledges
no excuses, for the abuses
mild contusion & confusion
freedom from the delusions
cut the harness, inhale/exhale
gasping for air, need to breathe
come follow me, open rooftops
wipe away our fears & tears
you & I seeking universal light
on narrow ledges, making pledges

Climbing, Higher, almost there
Reaching for that star above

There’s a view I want you to see
a place where our spirits can be free
each step filled with anticipation
one step closer to salvation
intense feeling of elation
walking narrow ledges
hang on tight, guiding light
time of reflection, new direction
embracing freedom on narrow ledges

Climbing, Higher we are there
shining bright with that star above...


Author's note: 
Wishing all a very happy holiday and may light always
guide you in your journey of life..

sharing with Poets United...


39 comments:

  1. it is a view i would not mind seeing as well...smiles...the narrow way , the one most wont follow...def the best way to go...rising above...
    have a most wonderful christmas...smiles.

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    1. Happy Sunday Brian,

      A view with no ceiling or walls..limitless beauty..Merry Christmas my friend..

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    2. i hope you had a wonderful holiday!
      smiles.

      happy new year soon enough as well.

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  2. I think we always hope to find a better place above all the ills of earthly life at times. A greater plane from where to be seemingly happier...

    Eileen

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    1. Eileen, I hope we can find that plane and soar on open wings.

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  3. I like the idea of climbing higher and higher, in the direction of the light!
    Wishing you a very Happy Holiday!

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    1. Hi Mary,

      Climbing one step at a time closer to the light..may you have a Merry Christmas!

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  4. Getting higher and higher
    Where things are less dire
    Just a place to be
    Two if by sea
    But many refuse to walk the ledge
    Afraid they'd fall of the edge
    Never knowing what could be
    Too busy stuck with the crap below like a busy bee
    Merry Christmas and all of that
    From Pat and the cat lol

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    1. Two by sea exploring all that can be
      climbing mountains, sailing oceans
      where two spirits can be free..

      Merry Christmas Pat from a light
      hearted fool...

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  5. There are definitely times when we feel we need to go higher and higher and get a view at the world from a different perspective. Happy Christmas Truedessa!

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    1. Gabriella..Happy Christmas to you as well..always striving for a better view...

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  6. I wish for that view today and in the coming year ~ We need that hope and light more than ever ~ Wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ~ Cheers ~

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    1. Grace,

      May the light guide the way in the new year...

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  7. oh it's good to do some climbing when we're able to see the sky and the open then and also can breathe a bit of freedom... happy holidays to you as well...

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    1. Thank you Claudia happy holiday to you and your family as well..peace & light..

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  8. Merry Christmas, you...

    :o)

    ~shoes~

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    1. Merry Christmas my dear friend..I've missed you!

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  9. So beautiful, Truedessa, the precarious perching on ledges in our efforts to access higher realms........and the constant striving higher......loved this. Have a wonderful holiday season, my friend. I wish you all good journeys in 2014.

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    1. Sherry,

      Hope you have a very happy holiday visiting family..may light and peace always guide you on your journey my friend...

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  10. Very beautiful with the climbing, higher we are there
    shining bright with that star above!

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  11. Hope and determination tucked inside very line. So beautiful. I wish you a joyous and beautiful holiday season.

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    1. Thank you Talon for your lovely words..wishing you all the best in
      the new year...

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  12. time of reflection, new direction
    embracing freedom on narrow ledges

    Narrow ledges can offer unwanted resistance. It's what make life interesting though! Nicely Truedessa!

    Hank

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    1. Hi Hank,

      That is true but, sometimes we have to walk narrow ledges to reach a place of beauty..Always nice to read your thoughts..Thank you !

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  13. Is it not true (Ha! "Truedessa")
    that as we come to "see"
    some speciality in life
    --or out of it...in light--
    our wish is to share.
    Spread the news,
    let another be aware

    "There’s a view I want you to see..."
    (you wrote! and implied)
    And I want you to see it with me.

    How beautifully you write, Trudessa,
    and what a beautiful thought, inspired,
    which I here and now received from
    ledges so
    narrow.

    PEACE and LIGHT! And Merry Christmas!

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    1. Steve,

      I always enjoy reading your thoughts as you are a deep
      thinker. Thank you for your lovely words and for visiting.

      Peace & Light! and Merry Christmas!

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  14. Thankyou:-). May there be light for all.

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    1. Yes, may there be light for all...

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  15. Yes, the narrow path is always more difficult to walk, isn't it? Having the right light makes the difference. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Hello,

      Thanks for visiting a narrow path is always harder but, can lead to
      open meadows or mountaintops...Merry Christmas!

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  16. I am afraid of height and the thought of a narrow ledge completely freezes me. Interesting that it would be inspiring otherwise . . .

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  17. I find this poem remarkably sad after today's news of the father and son and the highrise. I know that was not the intention of this poem, it is but the circumstances of when I read it.

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    1. Mark,

      I had not heard of this until I read your comment this is indeed a very sad event. My heart goes out to the family that is left behind. Hope peace is found.

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  18. For me, a climb from desolation to hope, a message of light

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    1. Thank you..it was meant to be a message of hope and light...

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  19. sometimes it's a lot of work getting above it all...

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    1. That is true hard work and some faith...

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