Dance Into Eternity

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Life.

Death.

A thin line.

I’ve walked for years,

Straddling,

One leg firmly planted on the side of life.

The other in the air,

crossing the center,

balanced like a gymnast on the beam.

Life.

Death.

One is here,

where my foot is planted firmly,

and there are times that it feels darker,

than being closed in a casket lowered,

six feet under.

My ballerina toe gets closer

and almost touches that side,

and in one moment I have a thought

that there might be some life in there,

there might just be a rainbow.

But then I lean on my left leg.

The one that is sturdy and holds me up straight.

And I remember that there is a whole lot

more life left to be lived on this side.

So I walk on the wire,

one foot in front of the other,

and I make a promise

to continue to explore this side of the line

with as much gusto as I can.

My right leg obeys,

and my soul decides to continue its work,

and my mind is free,

because I know that death is not something to fear.

When the time is right,

I will lace up both ballerina shoes

and

Dance Into Eternity!

Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

11/29/15

Sorry for the morose feeling behind this post.  I had written it a while ago and did not post it when it was raw.  But I just found out that a couple I know were found dead in their condo, a suspected murder/suicide.

I am in shock!

I saw them just a few weeks ago.  They were the kind of people you just knew were meant to be together…soul mates.  I can’t begin to guess what enticed them to cross over that line, but I suppose I am not surprised that, as they were in life, they decided to be in death…together.

I will miss them.

❤ Lorrie

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My healing journey on the continuum of "It's all wrong" to "It's all right!" I love art and the creative process, reading, writing, and playing tennis.

64 thoughts on “Dance Into Eternity

  1. Your poem is like a tribute to your friends. They chose not to dance any longer, not on this side. I can’t even imagine the shock you must have experienced learning about their departure. There are so many things we don’t know…and will never understand. Blessings to you Lorrie & hugs ❤

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    1. It is so true, Tiny. I didn’t know this couple on a deeply personal level…but they always appeared so joyous…so vibrant and full of life! We truly never know what lurks in the darkness.

      Thank you for your kind words…it looks like you are having a wonderful time ♡

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