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Pendulum

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.

pendulum

Life like the pendulum,

of a clock,

keeps moving back and forth,

as minutes, hours and days,

go rushing by.

While we like marionettes,

walk and dance,

to a rhythm,

moved by an unseen hand.

Our special moments,

always noted,

our days running one into the other.

Perhaps if we stand out from the rest,

put things to the test,

make our dreams,

become reality –

we can be legends in our own time.

To make our lives special,

we must find a purpose,

to live each day,

to take and find,

something that will make us smile,

leaving a memory behind.

So many things.

that can bring,

joy and gladness.

The smile of a child,

the sweet kiss of a love,

the beauty of nature

and the changing of the seasons.

There are these

and many other reasons,

to stop and smell the roses.

Rainbows that fill the sky,

after a refreshing rain,

dark days when the clouds sail away

and the sun comes shining through,

These keep the pendulum swinging,

bringing us through our days,

making them a little gladder,

making our load lighter,

as life marches on

and we along to the rhythm.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee

Comments

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 24, 2017:

Thank you Shauna.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 19, 2017:

Life would be dull without the pendulum, the yin and yang and everything in between.

Nice sentiment, Rasma!

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 15, 2017:

You welcome Randi. Glad you enjoyed this.

Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on June 12, 2017:

Loved reading this! Beautiful, timely and well said! Thank you!

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 12, 2017:

Thank you FlourishAnyway and so true.

FlourishAnyway from USA on June 11, 2017:

I liked the image of a pendulum. Sometimes we move forward and at other people Ike's backwards but given our lifespan the clock is always winding down.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 11, 2017:

Hope you're all having a sunny Sunday.

Thank you Noor.

Thank you Whonu

Thank you Manatita

Thank you Harish

Thank you Bill.

Thank you Eddy. Nice to see you here sis. Been missing your poems.

Thank you Mike.

Thank you Genna

Thank you Bronwen. Blessings to you too.

Thank you John.

You welcome Missy Smith

Missy Smith from Florida on June 10, 2017:

Your poetry always has many thoughtful expressions that inspire. Thanks for sharing, Gypsy! :)

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 10, 2017:

I had to read this wonderful poe, Rasma, as Manatita said my own poem "The Journal of My Life" reminded him of this. Yes, we certainly have a common theme. Great job.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan from Victoria, Australia on June 10, 2017:

What a great poem! So well said, and in these troubled times, so encouraging. Many blessings to you!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on June 10, 2017:

Rasma, this is just stunning -- some of your best work!

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on June 10, 2017:

Hello Gypsy - What a high energy, positive piece of writing.

Eiddwen from Wales on June 10, 2017:

The smile of a child,

the sweet kiss of a love,

the beauty of nature

and the changing of the seasons.

True treasures sis just like this ge. Great work and so nice to be back.

Eddy.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 10, 2017:

More than any of your other poems, this one resonates with me the most. Not sure why, but it does. Wonderful work!

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on June 10, 2017:

A beautiful poem , and saying such lovely things to live life, that one is filled with immense joy ! Gypsy, I love your poetry.

manatita44 from london on June 09, 2017:

A super-excellent and inspirational poem! Rasma, there are so many reasons why you and I should continue to write these kind of poems! At a time when some see only the gloom, life asks us to look at your poem ... to see the beauty ... the excellence ... to remember Love, so necessary at this time of struggle.

I commend you for yet another beauty with a promise of hope and Light.

whonunuwho from United States on June 09, 2017:

This was one of your best works my friend. Well done and many blessings. whonu

Noor on June 09, 2017:

"Perhaps if we stand out from the rest,

put things to the test,

make our dreams,

become reality –

we can be legends in our own time."

Amazing words!! Keep it up