Sunday, April 3, 2016

No Net



Also linking with Poets United for Poetry Pantry #296


All of life is the exercise of risk. ~William Sloane Coffin


I have always longed to have the heart of a daredevil performer
 flying the trapeze and walking the high wire tightrope 
moving confidently forward with no net to play it safe
yet instead my heart has chosen to stay behind the scenes
content to be a quiet cook standing still in the kitchen of life
willing to serve love and soft devotion on a plate
just be ware my complacent lover....
there may be a wild hair in the
 middle of your mashed potatoes!

28 comments:

  1. "content to be a quiet cook standing still in the kitchen of life"---what a great metaphorical image!! And those last two lines are splendid :-)

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  2. I also sense a wild heart to go with that wild hair!

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  3. The wild within us will always find a way out. Words are only one of those ways.

    Elizabeth

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  4. You go girl! I understood... and yes, take nothing for granted at the expense of sacrifice. :-)

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  5. I have wished for that daredevil spirit too but chose not to go through with it....what a fabulous ending line....I agree....go wild when and how you want!

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  6. Oh this made me smile today--I loved the wild streak here!

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  7. Watch out for those flyaway hairs as you never know when they will take flight. Delightfully fun to read Carrie.

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  8. You've made me laugh aloud. As I read it, I was thinking, But you do all your wonderful daredeviling in your poetry. And that's yummy! Then I kept on reading... got to the potatoes, and burst out laughing.

    Thank you for that!

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  9. Your final lines made me smile. I can relate to this scene very well.

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  10. hey the first few lines triggered my childhood memories too, specially after coming from a Great Raymon Circus Show...the wild spirit never leaves one and often makes its appearance...such a delight to read this poem Carrie....

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  11. I have always longed to have the heart of a daredevil performer flying the trapeze and walking the high wire tightrope.

    The fact that one stays behind is a measure of being more balanced in outlook. This is better than being a daredevil. Rightly so Carrie!

    Hank

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  12. This madam smile - especially in conjunction with the quote - we can take many a risk with out straying far from the kitchen sink ;) words for one..

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  13. Nothing wrong being an audience, but sometimes the star inside us just wanted an out to claim for the spot light, making frustrations beyond just what it is. I love your poem, Carrie! :)

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  14. The quiet nobility of a mom. How we do love you

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  15. Always, the quiet ones, you have to look out. Although, honestly, I find myself, being reflected, in this beautiful poem, Carrie. As if, you reached across the internet, and pulled part of my soul here.

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  16. We should smile when we find a hair in our food for this very reason.

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  17. Gorgeous, especially the image of the quiet cook and the implication of being willing to maybe be the risk rather than the one who risks.

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  18. Awesome - you speak to the choices many women make ... splendidly articulated with a bit of down-to-earth humor. Good writin'

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  19. Beautiful humor woven in truth. Sacrifice for love and duty, often over looked, should be respected.

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  20. Wild hair is an understatement . . . .

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  21. love the twist at the end.
    beware the quiet cook! :)

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  22. Oh, I adore this! Clever and entertaining.

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  23. Appreciate the dreams and the wishes with the devil-may-care attitude, Carrie!
    It's the choice of the silent cook to serve with devotion in the kitchen of life; doesn't mean that they have no other wishes to fulfill as they choose to sacrifice & rather serve.
    May the world adjust with them! A strand of hair should give no scare!

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  24. Sarcasm? :) I appreciate your sense of humor. It sounds fantastic!

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