Beyond the Balance

I walk down a balance beam.
To the left, temptation, to the right, persecution.
Against these I am proof.
I know the dangers of the start,
I have seen them fall who cannot jump to the beam.
I made it up.
I stayed on the straight course.
But no one warned me of the end.
I have passed beyond the beam,
Now I fall through space.
I know I might just turn around.
I could climb back on the horse,
But I can't bring myself to try,
Not because I might fail,
Because I might succeed,
An open search for truth cannot accept a barrier.
I cannot forget what I have become.
I cannot kill my self again.

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This work is Copyright (c) Mike Fletcher 1994