Safety Net...  

rm_unlistedone 65M
3832 posts
8/19/2006 1:23 am

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Safety Net...

Safety Net...

There are times
I know when I irritate you...
and you, me.
There are times
you want to open the door
and walk away
wondering just why
you ever stayed as long
as you did.

There are times
when I see
the sunset...
and instead of turning right...
just keep right on driving
into it.

There are times
in this home of ours,
when it's not a home...
just a place
where two people
happen to live.
And there are times
when that home
may as well
have separate
doors for the
and the going.

But it's still a safety net.
A safety net that we share...
no matter how bad things
become or seem to be.

And the feelings
we still share
for each other
are the ropes
that make that net.

we both forget
that safety net
requires the effort
of us both
to keep the net strong...
and flexable.
Able to stretch
to it's extreme...
and still not break.

I've been offered
the safety of other nets.
And yes,
at times it's very tempting
to go where I know
I'm not only safe...
but loved.
Loved in ways
we've seem to have forgotten.

But then...
just how long
would that safety net
be there?
And could it survive
all my falls
into it?

© copyright unlistedone 2006

rm_unlistedone 65M
2718 posts
8/19/2006 1:28 am

(Thanks Flinky... for giving me the thought for this one. I just hope it doesn't get used as an example of bad poetry on Bad Poetry Day.)
hug to you, my friend, me

Theflinkychick 105F

8/19/2006 6:53 am

hehehe... thanks Unlisted! I've often sparked off other writer's works or casual remarks, but I think this is the first time I got to light the spark! And your poetry would never be an example of bad poetry.
Hugs back to you!

Not all who wander are lost.

sexyariesgirl 57F

8/19/2006 10:11 am

I really like this ..... good post!

Power To FOK

VATraveler1948 68M

8/19/2006 10:56 am

I really enjoyed this post Unlisted. Thank God for safety nets... and thank God mine is so strong, it's certainly been tested this past year.

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
8/20/2006 7:32 am

My lord that was just incredible Unlistedone! And thanks Flinky for the inspiration. We all were blessed by this one. Thanks again for always being there.......sure hope things have slowed down enough for you that we might actually "chat" again. 143

papyrina 50F
21133 posts
8/20/2006 8:08 am

we all need a net at times

I'm a

i'm here to stay

rm_unlistedone 65M
2718 posts
8/23/2006 12:25 am

Flinky... Thanks again for lighting this spark, and for giving me the idea for this poem. I kinda like "Safety Net."

When I was writing it, I obviously was thinking about how I live, and how things are here where I live. At times it can be quite lonely. Yes, I share conversations and thoughts. And no, there are seldom any arguments. But there is a lack of passion here, that sometimes makes me want/need something more in my life.

I guess most of us go through this at some point in our lives. But no one should have to live their lives continually without passion. Passion itself, can be a very strong safety net, if looked at it correctly. And so can simple, caring love and trust. But when combined, it becomes the strongest of safety nets, I think.

Take care Flinky. I wish for you the strongest of "Safety Nets." hug, my friend, me

sexy... I'm glad you liked it. hugs back at you, me

Va...I'm glad you did. You are right on two parts here, Va. You do have a very strong safety net. You are indeed, a very fortunate man to have what you have. But safety nets have to be checked and watched-after. They can become frayed over time.

You don't have to worry about what your partner is putting into them... she puts everything she has into it. And you try your best to show her how much you appreciate her doing this. But, from a friend, I think you can do more.

It's time, I think, for you to understand that no matter how meds or life makes you feel, you must continue to take them; not only for you, but for all the people around you. It is a part of you like it or not.

And I can understand what having to do some things because it is something, through no fault of your own, you have to do in order to be healthy. It's a different kind of safety net... but a needed one... for you and those around you.

Yes, your safety net has been tested in the last year. But that was "last" year. It's time to start living in "this" year. I know you have in you to make it a great one. Just do it, my friend..

Polly... You're right, I am lucky to have such a net and not free fall every time. But sometimes the net is so far below me, it may as well be a free fall.

I guess I should still be thankful for the safety net I do have. And don't misunderstand, I am grateful for it. But, it could be stronger. And I'm afraid over time, I've become tired of being the only one to make the repairs to it.

And Polly, you can come by and talk with me here anytime you feel the need for a safety net. I'll gladly hold you up. hug my dearest one, me

Fly... I know it will. And so will it be for you, too, pal. 143.

Angel... I don't know how incredible it is, but I thank you for saying that. And yes, though it is still incredibly busy still... I can see time coming when I hope we can have those chats again. I, and a dear friend of ours, miss them, and you, terribly. 143, me .

Papy... Oh my sweet lady. For several days now, I've thought about you, more than usual. I'm not sure why either. It's just like I feel that for whatever reason, you really need a hug or two in your life right now. I may be way off base here, but that's what I've been feeling. And I've learned to trust these thoughts.

When I first came here, and read your blog, I thought, "What a wonderful, magnificent lady this Papy must be." And then, we became friends, and I found out just how right my first impressions of you were.

If ever you need a safety net, Papy, just call on me. I'll be privileged and honored to be there for you. hug my sweet Papy, me

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