A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen

How we fail to heed the warnings.



As a child

I tried not to step on the cracks

in the pavement.

It was a ritual

to keep me feeling safe

and in control.

In adulthood

I disregarded such

immature superstitions,

seeing them as based upon

old wives tales

and poppycock.

So I stepped on every

line in the sand.


I fell between the cracks.



© 2017 John Alexander McFadyen

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so i guess the wives tales was true

Posted 2 Months Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

Ha, ha. You could say that Ron. Many thanks.
The divil lives between the cracks. I bet he was well p**sed off when the pavers were all replaced by tarmac !
Heart makes for a crappy parachute my friend.

Posted 2 Months Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

Indeed it does Tony, Think I'm the one whose cracked lol! Cheers.
Tony Jordan

2 Months Ago

We'll never survive unless we get a little crazy - Seal
Not bad for a sea mammal that, eh?
John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

Ha you are on form t'night me boyo!
Its never too late to fall back in line. Good for you John. The poem is awesome.

Posted 2 Months Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

Don't think I will ever fall back 'in line' dear Divya. Many thanks.

2 Months Ago

Lol. More falls...?
You're welcome dear John.
John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

Free fall is good.................very....liberating.
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Perhaps you made a step in the wrong direction. :) Overcoming does not always lead to a victory I guess. What appears 'not so scary' can sometimes be just plain unwise.

Posted 2 Months Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

Don't we all step the wrong way from time to time. But only poetry I am bound to say! Many thanks.

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Added on September 18, 2017
Last Updated on September 18, 2017


John Alexander McFadyen
John Alexander McFadyen

Brixworth, England, United Kingdom

Well, have a long and complicated story and started it as an autobiography on Bebo but got writer's block/memory fogging. People liked it though and kept asking for the next chapter! fools.. more..


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