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It is

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It is a wall that rises up beyond reach

……….that is not easy to climb or see beyond

It is a wall solid and with no breach

……….a surface rough and harsh yielding no bond

It is a cliff that drops beyond the edge of hell

……….that both threatens and invites the test

It is a cliff of jagged edges cutting deep and well

……….a rapid descent offering painful final rest

It is a tightrope stretched beyond over-tight

……….that requires focus far beyond possession

It is a tightrope greased by wounds from the fight

……….a lost foothold wrought by pained confession

It is a loaded gun with power to protect or harm

……….that knows well the target with aim quite true

It is a loaded gun with trigger cocked to arm

……….screaming stop as devastating end carried through.

It is a horror in a world filled with love and grace

……….that some cannot find reason to continue on

It is a horror some believe they have the right to erase

……….a life not their own and hold not regret once gone.

Karen Quinn 2013

disappointed at the harm people do to themselves and others.

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2 comments on “It is

  1. powerful imagery, beautiful on all levels. tony

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