Cutting Edge

For Creativity Challenge Day 37: Path


Cutting Edge

Life is a journey
down innumerable highways,
with even more tangents.
Sometimes ending
in cul-de-sacs, where
footsteps become hollow
impossible echoes
that can’t be followed.

Long ago, I chose to follow
a path of words that continues
to lead me steadily forward.
Gives me freedom to define
my own purpose with
ever-expanding definitions.

Allows me to fly with feathers
of truth, and to take
a four-legged stance
to defend my position.

Keeps me behind a banner
of responsibility that always
accompanies any freedom.
Helps me in seeking truth
I wish to express, and to
uncover the lies that others
might be speaking.

Words have become my only
weapons, and I have learned
to trust bright keen sharpness
hidden within their wisdom.

Elizabeth Crawford 12/27/2016






About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here:
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2 Responses to Cutting Edge

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    I love the words allowing you to fly with feathers of freedom. I took today off, kiddo, recovering from my trip. I will be at my desk in the morning and will try to catch up.


  2. to trust bright keen sharpness
    hidden within their wisdom.

    How beautiful and most apt Elizabeth! This certainly is in honor of the path chosen by poets freeing them from unenforced shackles to their freedom of expression



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