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Rated: E · Poetry · Inspirational · #2211218
On the desire for greatness
hanging out together - My Word contest graphic

Barely clinging
In death-defying states
Of gleeful madness
To the lifeline.

A high wire act
With purpose.
The reason?
To amaze oneself.

The opportunity appeals,
To rocket downward
With hideous speed,
To Certain destruction.

Self-destruction
A necessary risk
For self-improvement,
For art’s sake.

Death is undesired,
But should it come
In pursuit of Greatness,
It will not be unwelcome.

Only by risking Everything
May we become Anything.

22 lines of free verse
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