Are you brave enough?

This was the first thing I thought of when I saw Sadje’s picture prompt for her What Do You See challenge this week.

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Looks intriguing doesn’t it?
A mouth of parallel teeth or
A piano with upright keys.
Step lightly,
The rhythm of your footfall is important.
The swing is unnerving,
The sides unstable.
Nauseous, will you shake uncontrollably?
Perspire with tension and anxiety
For your safety?
Look straight ahead,
Not down to the chasm below.
Keep going to reach the other side
And explore the wonder beyond the green, then
Before dark, are you brave enough
ToΒ  Face the swing again?

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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28 Responses to Are you brave enough?

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Brilliant Di, I do like this πŸ’œ

  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Wow! I love it!

  3. Sadje says:

    Great take on the prompt. Love your imagination. It does looks like keys of a piano 🎹 upright.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge

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  6. Billy Mac says:

    This should be posted at the entrance. Very well done

  7. CelapossiamofareBlog says:

    a nulla serve volere….se non hai il coraggio di agire

    • thank you for your comment……… I used a translator programme Italian to English

      “there’s no use in wanting … if you don’t have the courage to act”

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  9. judeitakali says:

    love the way your words make this a very interesting adventure and challenge i’d like to face, and the having to come back part takes me down memory lane of childhood adventures

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  11. Your writing invokes a sense of anxiety! This is really powerful.

  12. Chris Hall says:

    You really captured that feeling! I’m telling you that there is no way you could entice me to walk on a bridge like that!!!

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