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Roller Coaster of Fate

Updated on June 28, 2013
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Why does life have to be like a roller coaster?

so many ups and so many downs

not sure how many more I can

take of these lows and highs

the laughter and sighs

I look into your

eyes

sleepy smiling

eyes that cherish me

and cause my heart to glow

until I reach the summit and then

you begin to fade into an empty chair

and then my smile melts into tears

as I am reminded you are gone

you are no longer

there

your silk hair

trailing long behind you

leading me into your garden

where the sight of the roses in bloom

bring light back to my stride

and my happy eyes

grow wide

glide

in the memory

of the aroma of petals

in your air of I love you scent

that is a heavenly ghost of a breath

inhaled to comfort my core

but exhaled at last

too fast you

passed

and with thorn

bleeding hands a bouquet

I numbly climb to your room

straightening as I enter the bedroom

soft light and soothing me

by your side I place

as always the

vase

on table lace

you so prettily adored

but the pillow has no cover

and I can only lay on an empty place

in sinking reminisce of embrace

of the only woman

my lover

over

let this be over

this mad roller coaster

my heart can’t take another dive

I have felt it in my chest

I am ready to rest

to end this ride

leave the gate

and may

fate

find her waiting there for me to arrive




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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Tom.

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      thost 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Life's sad roller coaster zigzagging all over your life. I know what you mean, sometimes I want to get off this crazy ride.

      Well done Wayne.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Wayne, thank you for the compliment Sir.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Diane.

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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      Nice work,Wayne. I love the way you weave personal tragedy into the overall ups and downs of life. It sends the message that none of us are immune in this life. ~WB

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Leslie, you know I always love to hear from you. I appreciate the kindness so very much.

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      Diane Minton 4 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

      So nice looks like you have poetry talent all over the place....Great poem...nice I love it!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Oh, Wayne...how cruel life can be! What good is the roller coaster of life with no one to share it with???

      Please don't stop the ride and want to get off - who knows what's around the next heart-stopping plunge!

      you are just the most gorgeous poet, my friend! I FELT this deeply!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much, Kim.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      I appreciate the compliment Rasma.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Deb.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wayne,

      You create so many beautiful images and your transitions are right on.

      Love this poem!

      Voted Up and Awesome!

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Wonderful sentiments wanting someone you love to be there at the end of the roller coaster ride of life. Enjoyed. Passing this on.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The depth of love is an amazing thing. It can allow us the laughter as well as life's tears. It can be so strong and deep the the death also cause the living death of the survivor. The anguish is real and the pain in its throes is mindful of the essence of your grief...

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thanks for the kind thoughts, Anna.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Rick. I appreciate the compliments and I'm glad you noticed the format. I hoped it would give feeling to the ups and downs of the work.

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      Erika 4 years ago

      Your welcome :-) sorry its taking me so long to catch up on your work, hubpages doesn't work very well on my phone. I downloaded the Chrome app so it works a little better now. I even got to share something new of mine last night which I haven't been able to do in a long time.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Erika, I am so happy to see your bright beautiful face back into my hub abode. Thank you baby girl. :-)

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      Well both the visual effect and the writing were excellent.

      You really captured the emotions of life's spiking path.

      Great work, voted up. Anna

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      Poetic Fool 4 years ago

      Isn't that how it so often is? Life is a roller coaster ride and love quite often is! We want the ride to stop and yet we don't. Your poem took the reader through the highs and lows leaving them breathless. The formatting didn't go unnoticed either. Well done!

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      Erika 4 years ago

      I definitely felt a roller coaster of emotions as i read this, it's so beautiful yet so sad. i love this!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Vincent. Kind of you to pop in to your old stomping grounds to leave these kind thoughts.

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      vincent1700@hotmail.com 4 years ago

      Ah the roller coaster of life and death passing. So sweet yet so bitter is this pill we have to bare when or time is nigh. In this piece you expressed your love, loss and emptiness all in one. Like the petals of a dying rose, the seed will replant itself firmly and with the help of the prickly thorn it will grow again and be plucked by lovers so true.

      The sad part about death is leaving the ones we love here on earth, yet knowing that what waits beyond the grave is continuity, the road still winds, its not over, we simply are on another journey my friend. Let your heart be strong, press on towards the mark. Rated up and shared.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Frank, thanks for the good word!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you dear Sha!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      whoa this poem is a roller coaster ride.. i find if my life goes up and down ..it's adventure.. battle, drama everything one needs to say damn life was good.. Love it bro :)

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Faith!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you writinglover.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Cat, I'm glad you stopped by. As always I appreciate your compliments and all the shares. Have a great weekend sweety!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I can feel the heart wrenching pain in your words. This is very sad, Wayne, but so beautifully written.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you for stopping by, Shanmarie

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, one moment we are high on that mountain top, then suddenly we are falling down into that deep, dark valley . . . than here we go again back up to the top of that mountain . . .

      Roller coaster indeed! C'est la vie!

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      This was such a sad and beautiful poem. This was definitely a roller coaster of emotions alright. Voted it up!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Wayne,

      I don't know if I find this more beautiful or sad. '...in your air of I love you scent...', wow, I loved that! Don't we all ride the roller coaster? The lows make the highs all the better, while the highs can be snagged away in an instant by the lowest of lows. Just gotta ride with your hands in the air and try to appreciate it all!

      Obviously voted up and others ~ sharing too!

      Cat

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      Oh, how sad! It's almost like a roller coaster of emotions reading that!