Lee Ann Schaffer

Rookie - 0 Points (1962 / Charleston, South Carolina, US)

Hanging Toes - Poem by Lee Ann Schaffer

Standing on the edge of a cliff;
Toes hanging over the edge;
Ahead, a view that reaches in
To grab all breath away;

Looking in the face of God.

Though not looking down,
Complete awareness of
The gaping chasm below
Toes hanging over the edge;

Yawning, mystery of space.

Fear and wonder filled,
Hung in awe on a brink,
Toes hanging over the edge,
With a wind from behind,

Having never used wings.

Comments about Hanging Toes by Lee Ann Schaffer

  • (10/5/2006 7:28:00 AM)

    Down here we say, 'hang by your toes'
    Which just goes to show
    That no one really knows
    Exactly what's the function of one's toes,
    But I am reminded by Dr. Suess who said,
    'Nose is not toes
    Of which I'm glad.'

    Or on another thought,
    You can pick your friends,
    And you can pick your toes
    But you shouldn't pick your friend's toes.

    Still, others are seen to be
    Picking at their toe nails openly
    As if to say that they don't care
    What in public they share.

    So hang your toes out over the cliff
    And hope the wind's at your back
    So you don't get a whiff
    Of that awsome smell of dirty socks.

    (Well maybe every thing doesn't have to rhyme.)

    Enjoyed your poem.

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  • (3/17/2005 12:35:00 PM)

    WOW! now we can grip when we have to, toes over the edge with a wind at our back, great poem. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 13, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 16, 2005

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