I’m Standing on the Precipice

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I’m standing on the precipice,

Wondering which way I should go,

Will I make the right decision?

How is it that I will know?

Left, right-right, left, I really am not sure,

My indecisiveness is what keeps me standing here.

What if I take a leap of faith?

And it turns out not to be right,

Can I trust myself to handle it?

Or, will I be led by my apparent fright?

I know that I cannot stay here with such inner strife,

‘Cuz living in this Liminal state isn’t truly living life.

I tell myself to forge ahead, there’s no turning back,

‘Why is it that I am really holding onto this ledge?’

Is it to hide my own greatness, even from me?

So I take a chance and move one step closer to the edge,

“What’s the worst that can happen?” the saying rings,

The worst is that I will have figured out a few more things.

Those which work, maybe those which don’t,

But with each realization comes a move toward,

The strength, the freedoms, the character who is me,

Another lesson learned?  Now, that’s a chance I can afford,

I want to be who I am because of MY choices,

Not because of others’ expectations or loud, coaxing voices,

And, most certainly NOT as a result of my very own fears!

I’m standing on the precipice…the view is breath-taking to see,

So many possibilities awaiting the person who is about to be me:-)




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8 responses to “I’m Standing on the Precipice”

  1. CB says :

    Very nicely expressed. I think most of us can relate… I sure can!

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  2. Morgan says :

    I connect with so many of your words here. The hiding of greatness, the chance we can afford, and the idea that we are all becoming. Thanks for your insight into this liminal life.

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  3. Elaine's Bloggers Paradise says :

    I really enjoyed this Sue 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Southern by Design says :

    So good Sue! This has great meaning and I connect 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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