Edge of Heartbreak
Teetering, there upon the edge
Of some unseen cliff, I wonder
What might happen, if I take
Yet another step. Would I free
Fall into this chasm, into what
Seems to be nothingness? Or
Would I free fall into the arms
Of some unseen stranger, all
Too familiar… Dare I step?
My heart races at an unbearable
Speed! Should I chance it, once
More and face the heartbreak that
Awaits me? Uncertain am I, for
I’ve been hurt so many times before.
To be held, nothing more, dreams
Shared like before. I guard myself,
My heart and my soul, to no avail.
Through my defenses thou hath
Crawled, I was unsuspecting to the last.
Yet, I walk the tight wire through life,
For what is life without taking chance?
(c) 2003 A Riddle