The Edge

Is where winners play
walking on a knife
that can cut wide open
or falling to a death
when a whisper

Many have tried to walk the edge
and failed
Joan of Arc
St. Peter
and John the Baptist

walked the edge and calmed the storm
winds and words
never made him fall
“Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s”
Perfect diplomacy

We celebrate those who take it to the edge
and die gloriously
like Custer at Little Big Horn
Pride, Ego, and Overconfidence
Got him killed

But we respect heroes
willing to walk
the high wire

They challenge authority
the status quo
and when they fall
they make an impact

Like Satan
cast out of heaven

an eternal adversary
to God

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