Beyond the Ledge

Beyond the Ledge

Beyond the Ledge

I did not come in innocence
For I have felt the roaring fire
So close
Against my face
Each breath that I would breathe
Could smell the singe

Yet…
Never have I walked into the river
To cool the burning embers
Neath my skin
Nor wandered into reason
To repair my tattered soul
For no longer could I bide
Within the fringe

Always I must lean
Beyond the ledge
For that is where my journey
Finds the flame
Though the smell of burning flesh
No longer lingers in my breath
I alone must dwell
Within the blame

I did not come in innocence
For I have felt the blowing rain
So hard
Against my face
My eyes no longer visioned
Morrow’s light

Yet…
Never did I blink to wash the tears
The tears that blurred my vision
Through the night
Never did I let the rain
Calm embers neath my skin
Nor cool the flames
To change
The wrong to right

Always I must step
Beyond the edge
For that is where my essence
Finds the fire
Though the scent of burning flesh
No longer bides within my breath
I alone must always
Walk the wire

I did not come in innocence…….
For I have felt the heat
— Of the roaring fire

Michael33

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3 thoughts on “Beyond the Ledge

  1. Michael, Is that you of whom you write? Or another soul who likes to live life on the edge? I so enjoy reading your poem. When I read your poetry, the words seem to have a life of their own, off the computer screen.

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    • Hi Amanda… Well… I must confess, I suppose that most of my poetry includes bits and pieces of myself… my life… my wanderings beyond the ledge. But there are many ways that we must step beyond the edge… sometimes by choice and often by circumstance… both however… can result in a most beautiful experience if we see them in the proper light.

      Thank you for brightening my day and for sharing your light with me.

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