Walk The Line

I find it very, very easy to be true I find myself alone when each day is through
Life, like a hazy brawl, delivers incessant punches to the gut till even breathing hurts. And that’s that. There are no two ways about it, you either get thicker skin or rupture bloody to wither away. If you are lucky though sometimes through that pain and that confused haze a moment reveals itself. A moment of clarity. It’s not magic, nor is it a science. Some call it hope, I call it reason.
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As sure as night is dark and day is light I keep you on my mind both day and night

We scramble while going through the motions of life trying to make out some meaning of the chaos that threatens to engulf us from all side.  The deafening screeching and howling underscoring every act of this demented play until the sound of the curtains closing. Yes, it’s all very grim and dreary stuff. But then again, to know happiness is to know sadness.

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine I keep my eyes wide open all the time
As with most moments, this one struck without warning. Nor rhyme or reason. It just occurs. Leaving you baffled in it’s wake. All that you didn’t see that was right before your eyes is suddenly clear as day.
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Life sometimes rewards you and you can’t help but feel unworthy.  Because you sense in your heart of hearts that you are undeserving. Undeserving of the unconditional kindness and affection that sears right through you.
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You’ve got a way to keep me on your side You give me cause for love that I can’t hide
Ideas and emotions long thought dead and dusted get shocked into life. A flicker of hope soon becomes an amber that grows into a raging fire. You wonder how you could not have seen it before? But just as well that you didn’t because spoilers, sweetie. Everything in it’s own time.
For you I know I’d even try to turn the tide
When you aren’t given to carrying your heart on your sleeve nor are you easily compelled to be forthcoming it’s natural to wonder if you won’t just disappoint the new found faith that’s been placed in you. But then I find honesty is a more challenging game. Nothing worthwhile is easy. Lord knows the both of us have never had anything easy. It’s something that binds us closer together. Her sweetness and kindness is so foreign to me. From mediocre and meager to famous and affluent, her love knows no bounds. Her loveliness confounds me. That is not to say milady carries no demons with her. However her demons are mine to keep, I host within a warm inferno where they can stay.
Contrary to all the prior apprehension this trapeze isn’t all that taxing. And you know what they say, reformed rakes make the best something or the other.
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Yes, I’ll admit that I’m a fool for you Because you’re mine, I walk the line.
Walking the line is easy when a sublime raison d’être compels you, daring you forward. Reason extends her slender French manicured hand inviting me on wards. So I walk.

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