Linda Ori

Rookie - 169 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop - Poem by Linda Ori

Uneasy - feeling that I don't belong
Where am I headed, and what do I need?
Dangling on the end of this rope
Swinging in the wind -
Should I climb up or fall off?
Am I in a holding pattern?
Waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Do something, or do nothing?
Am I spinning out of sync with the world?
Too fast, or too slow?
Which way do I go?
Maybe just a glitch in the machine...........
Tomorrow, timing may be better
Tomorrow that other shoe may drop
And all's right with the world.

Thanks, Jerry, for the inspiration.

Comments about Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop by Linda Ori

  • (1/24/2007 6:29:00 PM)

    'Spinning out of sync...' A very telling line. As soon as you start to question, everything seems to be possible - rightly or wrongly. But, better that by far than just holding ground in that unthinking 'holding pattern' that so many opt for in the pursuit of comfort or safety or both. I don't think you're that kind of woman Linda. The existential questions are meat and drink to you. Maybe sometimes they get a bit stressful though! Very thought provoking and poetic deliberations. x jim (Report) Reply

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  • Brian Dorn (5/30/2006 9:53:00 AM)

    Linda, great poem! Sometimes it's easier to just maintain the status quo. I love how the subject's own perceptions change at the end. Funny how our view of the world can be altered based on our own change in attitude. Really well done! !
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  • (5/21/2006 12:43:00 PM)

    Ditto Jerry. You have a strong questioning tone as a writer, which I find fascinating. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (5/11/2006 11:09:00 PM)

    LINDA...LOVE THIS PIECE...the ''MIND ''ever at work, with us as it's pawn...

    ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''~F. J. R.~'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
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  • Charles M Moore (5/11/2006 7:39:00 PM)

    Beautiful rythm and well structured like this a lot. (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2006 4:36:00 AM)

    Linda, don't bother waiting. Pull the shoe off yourself, socks and all, and go wiggle your toes in a muddy puddle. And no climbing ropes or letting go, untill you've had a good old swing!
    Danny (10 by the way)
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  • (5/11/2006 2:21:00 AM)

    Hello, Linda...Lovely, poetry with feeling! You have put lovely poetry to what I have been feeling. Thank you. A ten for you! (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2006 2:08:00 AM)

    the eternal Questions....

    Good one~
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  • (5/11/2006 12:42:00 AM)

    Primary questions: Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? I guess it's the journey Linda, and you're travelling well... (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2006 12:18:00 AM)

    Linda, this is a beautiful poem. I hope the shoe does dropp and everything goes right with the world. Keep them coming.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 11, 2006

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