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The Fear of falling...Into your Life

By Lamar WigginsPublished 3 months ago β€’ 1 min read
Top Story - November 2023
Photo by Elijah Hiett on Unsplash

Baby steps of the inept

won't get you over that edge.

Open your eyes, the ones that cry-

self-pity crowds that ledge.


Tears can't jump over that hump,

the one you dare to climb.

Clipped wings, silent dreams,

hinders the want to thrive.


Find a risk and take it!

But no one is looking.

fake it!


Borrow some strength and fly!

I can't afford to.

just try!


The days and weeks

won't wait too long.

Life is but a test

Not for the weak

but the strong.

Giving up is

not a choice.

Life goes on,


or without your

a m a z i n g


By Ian Stauffer on Unsplash

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Lamar Wiggins

Creative writer in the Northeast US who loves the paranormal, mystery, true crime, horror, humor, fantasy and poetry. Take a chance, you'll be thoroughly entertained.

"Life is Love Experienced" -LW


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  • Shirley Belk3 months ago

    Beautiful...loved the clipped wings, silent dreams and the baby steps of the inept...just brilliant!

  • Tressa Rose3 months ago

    I really don't know how I wasn't already subscribed to you, I swear I did. But either way, a well deserved new fan!

  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    Congrats on the dual win of your story. It is so very encouraging.

  • Jay Kantor3 months ago

    So, L-bro I know you're used to my little Quips: Speaking of 'Gravity' I used to be 5'10 now I'm not. Odd how my view is now 'Looking Up' - you remember my 'Wheelchair Ettiquette' - Lamar, your vm success is so directly attibuted to your personable 'tude JiBud

  • Kaylon Forsyth3 months ago

    This poem was heartfelt and amazing in its depths very well done sir.

  • Grz Colm3 months ago

    Read earlier, but congrats on your inspiring top story Lamar! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

  • Ace Melee3 months ago

    Congrats on achieving Top Story! It was well deserved and loved the way that it was written. Good work!

  • Heather Hubler3 months ago

    Loved that final image! Wonderful work, Lamar :) Congrats on the Top Story

  • Great Top Story… I especially like the subtitle! Also, β€œFind a risk, take it.”

  • Naveed 3 months ago

    Splendid work! Keep the momentumβ€”congrats!

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Fantastic!!! Loving it!!! Congratulations too!!!πŸ’•β€οΈβ€οΈ

  • Exquisite! I love this one, Lamar. Well done! "I can't afford to just try!" Wow. That one and, "Life is a test not for the weak but the strong" really impacted me.

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  • Carol Townend3 months ago

    Fantastic. A motivational, powerfully written, inspiring, and beautiful piece of work!

  • Donna Fox (HKB)3 months ago

    Wow Lamar, this was powerful, inspiring, thought provoking and uplifting!! Such a great piece by you, congrats on Top Story!

  • JBaz3 months ago

    You did it again, an emotional piece of work. Congratulation

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  • Donna Renee3 months ago

    Congrats on the Top Story, Lamar!! ❀️. This one really grabbed me.

  • KJ Aartila3 months ago

    Awesome piece and message!

  • Matthew Fromm3 months ago

    back to say congrats as always my friend! I have your most recent one pulled up to read too.

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Yay! Congrats on the TS.

  • Real Poetic3 months ago

    Back to congratulate you! πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

  • Paul Stewart3 months ago

    This was outstanding, Lamar...Been away from Vocal for a few days and this is one of the first things I read! Congrats on a fine Top Story! Felt this and it's so inspirational! Great Work!

  • This was great and it is so tempting to fake it when no one is looking 😱

  • I remember, returning from our orientation after having been elected speaker of the house in our regional student congress, having a panic attack. As I approached the door to our chamber/classroom I remember telling myself, "Just pretend you know what you're doing." We had a great time!

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