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Poem: Life's Surprises

Updated on August 9, 2016
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Lena Kovadlo is a writer for various content sharing websites. She's an author of 10 books and helps other authors publish their books.

One day a line came into my head - life is a roller coaster ride. This line brought to life a long rhyming poem. I didn't have to sit and think about what to write. The lines just came to me like a speeding bullet one after the other. I never expected something like this to happen but it did.

Below you will find this long rhyming poem. It is exactly as it came to me back in 2003. Nothing has been edited. And that's what makes it powerful. The raw energy of each line and the piece as a whole is incredible. I hope you get something out of this poem and are affected by it in some way.

As far as classification goes perhaps this poem is more fitting to be called a rap or at least a freestyle rhyme. But in the end the content and its effect on readers is what really matters.



Life is a roller coaster ride
Oh it's so hard to abide
Life makes you run and hide
Sometimes it fills you with pride
Sometimes your wishes are denied
Sometimes it hurts you inside
It covers you like a tide
And makes you slip and slide

Doesn't forget to remind
The ups and downs that grind
Your intellectual mind
It's not that easy to find
The answers that put you behind
The rest of the human kind
Make you wish you could rewind
And make life's puzzle bind

Into one complete piece
So there's nothing to miss
And everything is bliss
Where there's no reason to diss
But only reason to kiss
Where there's nothing but peace
And unwanted anger and hatred is
The emotions that we dismiss

From this complicated world of ours
That is run by unequal powers
Where the precious minutes and hours
Don't seem to stretch like the towers
They change our life like mowers
That sometimes life just sours
Speeding too fast our eye glowers
And the confusing gray cloud hovers

Over our already crowded head
That is making us go mad
That is making us feel sad
Just want to remain in bed
Yet hoping that we'll be glad
If only it wouldn't so bad
If it would just be a tad
Easier for us to wade

In this huge universe
That sometimes brings a curse
Our way and of course
Makes this disease disperse
We are filled with remorse
Life just takes its course
Sometimes making it worse
Even flooding the shores

Life is so complicated
It can be overrated
Mixed feelings are generated
Like everything is slated
Unwanted emotions reinstated
From time to time we are concentrated
On life events that are dated
That somehow are related

In one way or another to us
All we seem to do is fuss
We are led to engage in cuss
Which in turn makes life thus
Unstable and undesirable plus
We believe that this bickering does
No psychological damage to us

Yet the truth is that we are wrong
This in no way makes us strong
And might take a bit too long
Because of this we may not get along
It's often referred to when we hear a song
It should ring a bell in us ding-dong
That we are doing something wrong
It might crush us like King Kong

This notion may not make sense
The meaning could be immense
And you might take a stance
You might prepare a defense
Break me out of my trance
Put me behind the fence
Perhaps leave it to chance
And not to ladies and gents
To determine the immense

Outcome of it all
Will it throw us ball?
Will this make us feel small?
Will this have a toll?
On us and make us fall
Make our opinions brawl
Divide us by an invisible wall
Or deeply hurt us at all

Is it all just a dream?
Are we blinded by the beam?
This whole thing makes it seem
As if life cannot gleam
It is just a stream
That makes positivity dim
And the chances are slim
For things to be perfect for her or him

I end on this notion
I am full of emotion
Life's full of commotion
It is as deep as the ocean
A never-ending motion
It goes through erosion
It's like a witches' potion
It's an unpredictable explosion

What did you think of this poem/rhyme? Please let me know in the comments below. Thank you!

© 2013 Lena Kovadlo


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      Maureen 22 months ago

      The flow is exceptional. This is done quite well. Most enjoyable.

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      Lena Kovadlo 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Thank you Regis! I always mix up affect and effect for some reason... Have to remember that effect is a noun and affect is a verb. Not that easy to write a verse where each stanza has eight lines of identical rhyme. But I pulled it off, even if some stanzas the rhyme is not perfect.

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      rauffray 4 years ago from BC, Canada

      Impressive! Nicely done, Lena. That's some inspiration and the flow is great... ...yes, it could be "rap" which I don't usually like but I think I'd like to hear this done in that style. Very meaningful too, thought-provoking and engaging.

      and its effect on readers

      I think you mean to write "effect" in this line.

      Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration.

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      Lena Kovadlo 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Thank you Nikki. Do you think it's a powerful poem? Does it leave readers with things to think about? I think so, but perhaps I am wrong.

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      Nikaroo483 4 years ago

      wow amazing how all of those words just came to you. Really good poem, I enjoyed it.