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Date Added: September 18, 2005 15:09:18 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Swinging from the Chandelier

Swinging From The Chandelier
chandelier.jpg picture by blueyedsoul_cindy


want to
take a running leap
across the sky
hold my breath
and grab hold of
life's crystal chandelier
and swing unguarded
through the room
while diamond, glimmering
lights rain down
upon my face
and closing my eyes
gulping deep breaths of life
feel the sway
of pendulum-like flight
and a bottomless girlie giggle
floats a melody of charm
and casting all fear
to the earth beneath me
boldly hook my ankle
to the golden form
as I swing breathlessly
as never before
swishing back and forth
with no regrets
wildly brave
before I die
then open my eyes
stretch my arms
and just pretend
that I


Author's Notes:

Most of my life, being afraid kept me from so much, I have finally figured out, that life is too short. So I try  make it a practice to cast the fear to the wind, and for a moment or two everyday.....swing from a "chandelier". ~ Cindy

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Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on September 6, 2010 08:10:55 PM Report
gorgeous presentation...wonderful zest for life!  your word choices are exquisite...I can feel your joy within these lines...even the "bottomless girlie giggle"  in which I am a firm believer!!  ♥
Comment By: FreeAndrew on October 26, 2009 04:21:52 PM Report
Comment By: FreePaul Peter McLean on January 3, 2007 11:14:47 AM Report
Good work Cindy. You express well the joy of life that can be gained by not being afraid of everything all the time.
Comment By: FreeMark S. Valence on April 6, 2006 12:18:18 AM Report
Don't try swinging from a ceiling fan, it'll make you dizzy and you might slip off and hit the wall. The old "Been There Done That" applies here. Always good to face your fears. Cool write Ms Cindy Bendel!
Comment By: FreeDamon D. Brewer on March 23, 2006 12:22:10 AM Report
The title caught my attention, but the poem kept me here. It is a wonderful write. Do you have enough space on that chandelier for another person? I like doing an unusal thing or two now and then and think this might be just the thing to finish off my day.
Comment By: FreeHenry M. on November 15, 2005 11:04:58 AM Report
Good for you Cindy, caution be damned, throw it into the wind and see how it blows back at you. Great writing Cindy. Henry
Comment By: FreeArt on November 3, 2005 10:48:32 AM Report
Awesome. I love this one. Very descriptive and so very true. Your talents shine in this one.

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 6, 2005 11:23:05 PM Report
Comment By: FreeMicky McMaster on September 22, 2005 03:23:19 PM Report
Well your sure soaring with this!!!!!
Micky :>D
Comment By: FreeJeff on September 21, 2005 11:21:34 AM Report
What a great write about freedom!
loved it.

Comment By: FreeWilliamGoldenpen on September 20, 2005 11:56:37 AM Report
I echo Rogers comments. This is a good and enjoyable write.

Comment By: FreeDevon on September 19, 2005 05:29:11 PM Report
Whee! That sounds like fun! WHEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on September 19, 2005 11:23:14 AM Report
What a beautiful poem about you. You are right, life is too short and we all need to do what we need to do in this life.
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on September 18, 2005 07:22:25 PM Report
Never run from your fears, face them, embrace them, learn from them and move on. In the end you will only become stronger and a better person. Very nice Cindy, Joe


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