Merry-Go-Round

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A clown marks the start of another ride
Pushing the red button before pulling the trigger
A merry-go-round of children laughing;
Masking the cluster of images swirling in their heads
Masters of temptation, grabbing hold of the nearest mount
Legions of horses, zebras, lions, every face imaginable;
Chasing the last return of a glance ahead.

As a champion of excitement, a wanderer through the torn,
yellowed bodies mapping out the ranks;
Crinkled pieces of scroll, that roll out to be told
to insert a spiritual boldness to the heroes
Ready, waiting to listen.

Grasping the reins of my own companion, golden stallion, unicorn
Guiding the flow of thought with a flick of the wrist
Gliding above them all, watching and waiting for the carnival to end.

The battle endures, winding round and round
Can we have a victory if we’re close to ending it with nothing at all?
What defines a truth without the pathway to the lie
And what lies ahead?

One magnified view of the billowing dust cloud approaching from the distance
The marshmallow cumulonimbus blowing in on a frontal attack of corruption
Disguising stubbornness with determination
Underestimating the ground that claims each footstep

Of the riders as they step off of the stage when the whirlwind is over
Will we find ourselves walking again with nowhere to go?

I am grateful for change, especially the recent change that has saved my life. ❤

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2 responses »

  1. This was deceptively powerful. Not kid’s stuff at all. My favorite lines were these:

    “The battle endures, winding round and round
    Can we have a victory if we’re close to ending it with nothing at all?
    What defines a truth without the pathway to the lie
    And what lies ahead?”

    Awesome. Well done!

    • Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment! I’ve had this idea in my head for awhile and just couldn’t get it out until recently lol I’ve never liked carousels!

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