Notions

Notions

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen
"

How we fail to heed the warnings.

"

Notions

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.

Inevitably,

I fell between the cracks.

 

18/09/17


© 2017 John Alexander McFadyen



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so i guess the wives tales was true

Posted 1 Month Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Month 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 1 Month Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month 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 1 Month Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month Ago

Free fall is good.................very....liberating.
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 1 Month Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Month 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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John Alexander McFadyen
John Alexander McFadyen

Brixworth, England, United Kingdom



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