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Carousel of life

Updated on September 2, 2013

The following dragged me out of a deep sleep about 12 years ago, and I just had the whole thing, couldn't ignore it and immediately went to find pen and paper to record it. 

I hope you can identify with it.

This one I'm putting a copyright on, it's mine 'cos it was given to me personally, you can share it, enjoy it and pass it on, it's still mine!

I was standing at the carousel of life and my baggage hadn't come
I was standing at the carousel of life and my baggage hadn't come
I gave my life at Calvary to save a fool like you
I gave my life at Calvary to save a fool like you
as we left the baggage hall the customs men turned blue
as we left the baggage hall the customs men turned blue
they used to glow so brightly but now they're just dull blue
they used to glow so brightly but now they're just dull blue
start your life anew...
start your life anew...

Carousel of life...

I was standing at the carousel of life

and my baggage hadn't come

when along came this character called Christ

an He told me what He'd done

said I gave my life at Calvary to save a fool like you

leave your baggage follow me and I'll start your life anew

and as we left the baggage hall the customs men turned blue.


He said I'm Christ, you can't buy me

the tickets free, come forth and try me

pick up your ticket for eternity

but please don't be late for the flight

for I will come like a thief in the night


You can choose your destination

sit down, enjoy the flight

there's constant in flight service

and if you look out the window on your right

you'll see the lights of your old life

as they glide past beneath you

they used to glow so brightly

but now they're just dull blue

and you get that strange sensation

as you start your life anew


He said I'm Christ, you can't buy me

the tickets free, come forth and try me

pick up your ticket for eternity

but please don't be late for the flight

for I will come like a thief in the night

Baggage (Skit Guys)

Where do you stand 'baggage' wise?

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© 2009 John Harper

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    • Unchained Grace profile image

      Unchained Grace 

      8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      John, I see what you mean now concerning "destination" and so perhaps that is why I went the other way with it. I have another in mind to write which came to me in the shower, of all places. It's been somewhat of a rough day today, so perhaps I'll rest a bit first.

    • aguasilver profile imageAUTHOR

      John Harper 

      8 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Hi UG,

      Thanks for reading, the reference to destination was (in my mind) a reference to choosing eternity in Christ over the alternative, but apart from that I agree with your comments.

      Yes, in reality the decision to surrender all to Christ determines the rest of our lives.

      John

    • Unchained Grace profile image

      Unchained Grace 

      8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Aquasilver, As I mentioned in my response to the comment you made on my Hub, I am here, having read Carousel of Life.

      I'd envisioned a different carousel. One with horses which children ride at the amusement park. However, the carousel you showcase here lends itself to a new and different approach. "Leave your possessions behind. Pick up your cross and follow me." Once we've made that decision, we don't really get to choose our destination nor path, though, do we? We travel in His footsteps. In the same manner that He walks, so should we. It's when we believe we've got it figured out and try an alternate route is when we get ourselves jammed up.

      You mentioned in your last paragraph the emphasis in not being late. This adheres to Matthew 25:1-12. The parable of the 10 virgins. 5 wise and 5 foolish. Note the closing passage to that which is found in Matthew 25:10-14.

      You brought that out well. Procrastination. Where did it get the five foolish virgins? Let us therefore keep our lamps filled always.

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      UPStar 

      8 years ago

      Good Job!

    • 50 Caliber profile image

      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      aguasilver,

      thank you for sharing, this is just right to keep one feeling safe.

    • aguasilver profile imageAUTHOR

      John Harper 

      8 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Many thanks, H4tw and tha....this little poem has given me a feel good factor in many dark places.... tha, I like the verse, but need to keep this as it was dictated!

    • TimeHealsAll profile image

      TimeHealsAll 

      8 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      There will be no more lay overs when your on your fight with Christ...It's a non stop destination souring straight into the night...with Jesus there beside you your heart is filled with glee..because Jesus will escort you into eternity. You can use this if you want. I just made it up but I love your poem!!! Many Blessings and keep writing!

    • heart4theword profile image

      heart4theword 

      8 years ago from hub

      Great poem, filled with the simplicity of truth! Looking forward to Christ's 2nd Coming:)

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