Life on Carousel Horses

Riding high on carousel horses
Riding high on carousel horses
Me at six months
Me at six months
Childhood summers
Childhood summers
Teen years
Teen years
Upon the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park
Upon the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park

My life it seems

Has been spent on carousel horses

Sometimes riding so high

And other times so low

It seems that the turns on the carousel

Have become faster

As time seems to zip by

My head spins so dizzily

Now that I’m faced

With another birthday

That comes on the first day of March

I look back at my life

Which I truly believe

Has been spent on carousel horses

And there’s always been a feeling

That has sent me reeling

As if I were Alice

Living in a wonderland

Perhaps deep inside

I must have realized

How fast these carousel horses

Could begin to spin

When I was just three or four

At this time fascinated as I was

By each and every colorful carousel

Those horses frightened me

And mom and I would ride around

Sitting real tight on one of those big benches

As time moved on

And I became braver

I’d sit upon the carousel

On horses which stood still

Strapped on tight

With mom or dad by my side

When I got on a moving carousel horse

My life was taking a turn

I was a teenager with zest for life

And those ups and downs

Took my breath away

It has been so throughout my life

That it seems to have been spent

On large and colorful carousel horses

Spinning around and moving up and down

So many moments gone by

So many precious memories

So many different things

That always reminded me

Of times that have been

Of friends and loved ones

I’ll always treasure

Of those moment when I’ve tried

To catch that golden ring

As the carousel horses

Have made one more round

But I’ve moved on

Those carousel horses

Have taken me across an ocean

Have found me my soul mate

And have given me the ride of a lifetime

So I eagerly look forward

Toward the future

To more and different

Carousel rides

Exciting times and new memories

I’d like to say to my old and new friends

That it’s great to have met you

I cherish each and everyone

And I’d like to ask all of you

On this birthday of mine

To take a virtual spin

With me on my life’s carousel

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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

So great! I have so many times in my life felt like my life was a carnival ride, wether is be a roller coaster or a carousel. the ups and downs can be extreme and soul shaping. Beautiful work!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

What a lovely metaphor for life. You do have a way with words my friend. Simply beautiful as always.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

I've always said that life was a roller coaster ride, I think I'd prefer a carousel ride more...it doesn't speed by as fast and the it's ups and downs aren't as severe. Fabulous poem! Happy early Birthday!


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Beautifully written... girlfriend.. i love it.

Voted up and sharing


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

I love those horses. It is the only ride I went on.

Happy March Birthday.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wheeeeee, What a great ride. Thank's for taking me along...


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SiberianWolf 3 years ago from MidWest

Happy Birthday :) thanks for the ride !


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Enchanting! Really nice piece, Thank you.

Oh yes Happy Birthday


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed this Liz. Life certainly is full of ups and downs.

So glad you enjoyed this Bill. Life is always being in motion and my love of carousels inspired this.

Glad you enjoyed this Linda. Yes, as fast as life is carousels could slow it down a bit. Thanks for the early B-day wishes.

Glad you enjoyed this Debbie. Thanks for the vote and share. Hugs.

Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs. Love carousel horses. Thanks for the B-day wishes.

Glad you enjoyed the ride Ruby. Always fun on carousels.

Glad you enjoyed the ride Siberian Wolf. Thanks for the B-day wishes.

Glad you enjoyed this Martin and thanks for the B-day wishes.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Life can be rough and smooth, best wishes to you!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So true DDE. Live gives us many ups and downs. Thanks for the B-day wishes.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Happy Birthday, Rasma! Laurinzo's bday is March 2nd and mine is March 3rd. Let's all take a ride on your carousel! :-)


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

What a lovely poem. I am glad to know this from you. I also enjoy the pictures and the video as well. Thanks for share with us. Voted up!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

What a wonderful poem Rasma ;I loved the words and your wonderful photos. I have to share this one onto my FB page. Have a great day my hubpages sis.

Eddy.


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend great well written poem enjoyed reading it ! Have a very happy birthday !


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Happy, happy Birthday!!!!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Such a beautiful poem. Come to think of it life is a ride on carousel horses, goes up and down, sometimes scary, sometimes filled with mirth.

Awesome poem. Voted up.

Shared. Happy Birthday, Rasma.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks for the B-day wishes. How delightful that the three of us have birthdays in a row. Let's definitely take a carousel ride Shauna. Hey, they do say that good things come in threes.

Glad you enjoyed this and the pics Prasetio.

Hey, sis glad you enjoyed this and the pics of me. Thanks for the vote and share. Hope you're having a wonderful day Eddy.

Glad you enjoyed this and thanks for the B-day wishes Kashmir.

Thanks for the B-day wishes Audrey.

Glad you enjoyed this Rajan. So true life has its ups and downs. Thanks for the B-day wishes and the vote.


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epigramman 3 years ago

I think at this point, Rasma, in a failed life, I would like to get on a carousel ride now and never get off.

Thank you for baring your beautiful heart and poetic soul through your writing as you always do.

Sending you warm wishes from Colin, Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time canada 6:17am and I just heard the snow plough truck go by although it's more rain at the moment than snow


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

What a beautiful way to describe life. Love the prose and the photos. A fun read!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad to hear from you Colin. I think that would be some adventure just hopping on carousel horses and taking off. Sending you lots of love, hugs and warm wishes from Riga at 7:30 AM Sid sends his sincerest meows to Tiffy and Gabriel.

Glad you enjoyed this and the photos Rebecca.


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Isaac White 3 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

happy birthday, and interesting blog. nice work.

I. White


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Life is a carousel…beautiful metaphor, beautifully written, Rasma. :-)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Sorry for the delay in response. Had no power or Internet.

Glad you enjoyed this Isaac and thanks for the B-day wishes.

Glad you enjoyed this Genna.


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Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

Love carousel horses. It's one of the only rides I can tolerate without fear. It's true, what you express, about time moving faster the older we get. I remember how long it used to seem from one Christmas to the next, and now, I feel like Christmas happens about every four months!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Carousel horses are my all time favorites. If time moved any faster I guess we'd get really dizzy.

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