Balancing Act

I don’t normally write poetry. At least, not since I was a miserable outcast in High School. At the time, I wrote miserable, horrible poetry. I don’t think I’ve improved much, but at least its no longer about my latest hopeless crush.


This is dedicated to all those people who Adult every day. Their decisions affect their families, their futures, and their happiness. Sometimes the weight is too much for one person to bear, especially if you bear the brunt of caring for a loved one who is ill or needs special care.

Balancing Act

Waves crash against a sandy shore

Pulling, swirling, shifting, dissolving

A fateful decision, a heartfelt desire

The horrible fate of an unwise choice.

The bone-aching weight of the ocean

Pounds upon my shoulders.

Silent, the sun rises each morning.

Will it cut through the smothering fog of doubt?

Or will it shiver behind vicious storms?

No relief in sight

No ecstasy or delight

Yet still I muster forth, through the storms

My only choice is balancing upon the wire.


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I am an artist, accountant and author living in western New York, transplanted from Denmark, Michigan, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania (in that order!) I love the beauty of the world and sharing it with others through jewelry, photography, digital painting and writing.

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2 comments on “Balancing Act
  1. It’s a beautiful poem – you should be proud of it.

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