Standing on Thin Ice

May 20, 2013
By ToPonJah DIAMOND, San Diego, California
ToPonJah DIAMOND, San Diego, California
50 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
"So shines a good deed , in a weary world." -William Shakespeare
"I don't know..." -Bill Cosby
"STOMP, STOMP, SLAM!!!" -George Lopez


Standing on Thin ice
The ice was thin before
But now it’s cracking
And here I’m standing—
Lying to myself
Thinking it’ll all be fine
When here I am
Running, quickly, out of time

There are many in the lifeboats
Reaching out to me
Extending help, lending a hand
Reminding me that I
have to come to them.

Here I am standing on thinning ice
That’s cracking beneath my feet—
Denying the truth, disregarding the help,
Looking to the sky for an answer.
The empty sky offers me everything
And nothing—
Some of which I accept
Some of which I ignore.

Nothing can help me now,
Except me—only I can help myself.



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on Oct. 19 2013 at 8:09 pm
ToPonJah DIAMOND, San Diego, California
50 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
"So shines a good deed , in a weary world." -William Shakespeare
"I don't know..." -Bill Cosby
"STOMP, STOMP, SLAM!!!" -George Lopez

I really really appreciate your input! I look forward to reading your work as well! Thank you for your comments, and yes, I do have loads of poems and stories that I cannot upload! It is so sad! Thank you again for talking with me!

on Sep. 24 2013 at 4:24 pm
SoImAWriterNow BRONZE, Schenectady, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie." -Khaled Hosseini

and

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." Albert Camus

Yeah I know what you mean. Sometimes you have pages worth of stuff you want to upload and you don't lol.. I have a feeling that a lot of writers on here are like that. You were right! It is very easy to relate with and like I said before, speaks VOLUMES! Haha I love it :)

on Sep. 23 2013 at 6:07 pm
ToPonJah DIAMOND, San Diego, California
50 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
"So shines a good deed , in a weary world." -William Shakespeare
"I don't know..." -Bill Cosby
"STOMP, STOMP, SLAM!!!" -George Lopez

Oh my goodness,, thank you so much SoImAWriterNow! :D I often write but I do not get to post them as much as I would like to. I knew I had to share this poem because I knew others could relate and would find comfort in it. I like your motto! NEVER STOP WRITING! :D

on Sep. 20 2013 at 7:13 pm
SoImAWriterNow BRONZE, Schenectady, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie." -Khaled Hosseini

and

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." Albert Camus

Why thank you for the compliment on my username ;D and it was a complete joy to read your poem and thank YOU again for sharing it with everyone. I appreciate it even more now knowing it has a particularly personal to you :) NEVER. STOP. WRITING. This is crucial to all writers

on Sep. 17 2013 at 7:17 pm
ToPonJah DIAMOND, San Diego, California
50 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
"So shines a good deed , in a weary world." -William Shakespeare
"I don't know..." -Bill Cosby
"STOMP, STOMP, SLAM!!!" -George Lopez

Why, Thank you fellow writer! :D I love your comical username!^^ I really appreciate Your thoughts on my poem! Really! Thank you for your compliments! I really look forward to feedback on my work! This poem is very, very personal for me. So thank you, SoImAWriterNow.

on Aug. 4 2013 at 12:41 pm
SoImAWriterNow BRONZE, Schenectady, New York
2 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie." -Khaled Hosseini

and

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." Albert Camus

This was both very simple and very beautiful. The way you explained that ultimately, only you can help yourself was very nice. Great Job!


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