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Take the Ride

Updated on April 6, 2012

Take the Ride

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

What waits around the corner is anyone’s guess,

as exciting and as disconcerting as it may be.

Life is the greatest trickster, like a jack-in-a-box,

waiting with glee to unleash unexpected possibility.

How we grasp that possibility is up to us,

but often holding on is like riding a bronco,

get thrashed within an inch of life,

or take your chances on the ground.

Either way, you’re in for a ride; that’s the point.

If you can survive that, well, you may just tame life,

meet it head on, be ready for anything.

Sadly, the trickster has an ace up his sleave.

If you don’t take the ride, you get to ride anyway,

without grasp, like a rag doll on a trampoline.

Without learning to ride, being brave,

you’re just another victim of that roller-coaster.

The choice is yours, get thrashed or get wasted,

an inspiring choice I must admit.

But a choice it is and what can happen in life is miraculous,

the limits of which we cannot overstep.

Life is a choice, a decision of inclusion, commitment,

and the rewards are great, beyond expectation.

All you have to do is hold on and take the ride.

And it helps to smile, enjoy yourself.

There’s no other ride like it.


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