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.


Don’t miss my novels and information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.

– Better To Have Loved

– Legacy of Hunger

– Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland

– Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland
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Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: Homepage: Blog: Twitter:

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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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