Fulcrum -poem

I was a ballerina
standing on tiptoes
finding balance
if I lean to the right or left
I fall over
You were my fulcrum
creating stability
and equilibrium
you bring the waves
in my mind
to a halt
leading me
to my centerpoint
my stillness
my heart.

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P.S.

Who would you consider to be your support/balance? Are the people whom you can leverage success and happiness?
If not, find some!
Written for V.J.’S WEEKLY CHALLENGE #35: BALANCE

44 Comments

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    There are layers here – the rock that provides the support, but also, I can’t help think that a ballerina learns to walk on tiptoes – an unnatural form of balance – what acrobatics lead one there? I also see my husband, who calms my waves of craziness. This is very well done.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am smiling here VJ…thank you for giving such wonderful insight..

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      1. V.J. Knutson says:

        You are so welcome

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  2. iScriblr says:

    Wow.. Wonderfully penned!πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you….😊

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  3. blindzanygirl says:

    Great ideas here mich. love your use of the word

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Lorraine..

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  4. Perfect balance of words, Mich! 😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you Punam..

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      1. Always a pleasure! πŸ€—

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  5. maria says:

    Hmm.. i have a long list of people in mind. Some of which are the bloggers i met here in WP, including you Mich ❀ πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh wow..thank you…lol…😊😊😊😊

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  6. Fiery says:

    “…you bring the waves
    in my mind
    to a halt
    leading me
    to my centerpoint
    my stillness
    my heart.”

    Wow and sigh.

    Possibly some of the most beautiful lines of poetry I’ve read in a while
    πŸ€—

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohh that melts my heart..thank you.
      😊

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      1. Fiery says:

        Seriously. I loved those lines.
        You’re very welcome πŸ˜‰

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thank you again…😊😊

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  7. Chaste A Rainbow says:

    Beautifully written πŸ€—

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  8. calmkate says:

    yes, powerful words πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks kate…☺☺☺

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  9. Gina says:

    ballerinas have to be so perfect in so many areas, they need the physical and emotional balance as well as spiritual, your poem knits all together, i don’t think there is one person that could do all that for us, if you have found him or her be blessed they are few and far between. my fulcrum is my Jesus, my kids and then me. In this order my life has perfect balance, He tells me you can slip my child but i will never let you fall. oh i am being dramatic again, but your words have such an effect on me!!!!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      I love it Gina…i think that would be my mantra for the week “you can slip my child but i will never let you fall”…thank you..

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      1. michnavs says:

        πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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  10. Nice poem. I consider my DH my support/balance. He’s a very encouraging man who’s behind me 110%. I, in turn, do what I can to leverage him every day by doing things that will make his life a little easier. In a relationship of 40+ years, you grow together becoming of one mind to help the other succeed. It’s a blessing to have him in my life. πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Congratulations on that 40 + years…you have my admiration…πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  11. -Eugenia says:

    Mich, this is written superbly. What an excellent response to the challenge.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Eugenia..i am working on yours now..

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  12. Loved this Michelle.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you..and thanks for stopping by

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  13. Jordy says:

    Beautiful! I love fulcrum. Well penned.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jordy..😊😊

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      1. Jordy says:

        πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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  14. Beautiful poem Mich and my hubby has always been there to support me and keep me upright.. ❀
    Wishing you well my friend. Enjoy your week

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much Sue..πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  15. This poem is perfectly balanced. Yes, my guy is my rock and my support and my balance in life. ❀️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh your back…thank you..

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  16. murisopsis says:

    Excellent analogy – there are tipping points and fulcrums aplenty in life. The struggle to maintain balance is ongoing. I am fortunate to have steady family and solid friends to keep me in perfect balance.

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    1. michnavs says:

      That’s really great…i wish you all the best..😊😊😊

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  17. Love the way your words created the image of the ballerina balancing! Super!
    Bellissimo, Mich, Bellissimo!
    For me, it is my wife/soulmate!
    xoxoxo

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Chuck..

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