I Walk The Line

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Devil on my shoulder

Teetering on the tightrope of broken glass
It's a line of polite I sometimes surpass
It ain't easy, this ultimate balancing act
Between what I shouldn't say and tact
Want to make my point but stay polite
It ain't easy sometimes and I try as a might,
Emotions overwhelm reason once in a while, 
And I'm not proud of my sarcastic writing style,
Firing both barrels feels good in the here and now,
Should refrain, but I'll be damned if I know how!

Submitted: November 24, 2020

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Craig Davison

A varient on the old Johnny Cash song I see. Yes, I find tolerance tough at the moment, which is why I live alone with my cats.
I wonder if anyone has written a song called "I Snort the Line"? Has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

Tue, November 24th, 2020 8:28pm


Ha, thanks, Craig

Tue, November 24th, 2020 12:33pm


You're right, Mike. It's a very fine line and one hell of a balancing act to pull off. Excellent!

Tue, November 24th, 2020 8:55pm


A line I cross every now and again, thanks, Hull

Tue, November 24th, 2020 2:30pm

JE Falcon aka JEF

LOL, I have those moments. --- The problem is, it gets worse with age.

Tue, November 24th, 2020 11:55pm


Thank, JE, and When did I become a 'You kids, get off my lawn!' guy?

Wed, November 25th, 2020 10:26am

Penny Scribe

I think that writing is the perfect avenue to release such inclinations; it's a lot better than engaging in abrasive behaviors. When you have talent, as you do Mike, go for it!

Wed, November 25th, 2020 3:00am


Thanks, Penny, but I don't enjoy hurting people with my writing, even when the deserve it

Wed, November 25th, 2020 9:58am

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