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Dangerous Places

Balconies are dangerous places too reminiscent of climbing frames shouting out ‘climb me, yes you can!’ But it’s so easy to fall.

Dangerous Places is a poem written by Lynn White and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Owning Your Light

Balconies are dangerous places

especially for children.

The rails may be low,

and it’s so easy to take a tumble.

So a mother watches always alert.

Balconies are dangerous places

too reminiscent of climbing frames

shouting out ‘climb me, yes you can!’

But it’s so easy to fall.

A mother must always stay alert.

And children are precocious with no sense

of danger

no fear

of falling.

They know daddy always catches them.

But daddy is no longer there.

She looked away and he became one of the fallen.

A mother must always be alert.

Anyone can take a fall.

Read more from Lynn White by checking out her site here or check out her previous entries with The Ugly Writers:

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Lynn White

Lynn White

I live in north Wales. I have been writing at various points in my life since I was in my teens. My work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people I has known or imagined. I am especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality.

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