Ever Spinning Out of Control

Updated on January 31, 2018
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia. I have a wonderful cat named Sid.

You tell me today,

is now yesterday

and soon it will be tomorrow.

It was morning

and now it is night.

The sun was just shining,

but now the moon and the stars are out.

Why do I feel so dizzy?

It was just a rough Monday,

then it grew into a Wednesday

and now it’s come to Friday again.

Oh, tell me when it will stop?

Aren’t we spinning too fast?

Aren’t we spinning out of control?

The years have rolled on -

looking back wasn’t it just yesterday,

when I was but a laughing child.

Then a teen with stars in her eyes

and now here I am –

having walked for more than half a lifetime,

leaving behind so many great friends,

losing my loved ones along the way.

Aren’t we spinning too fast?

Aren’t we spinning out of control?

Where did all the yesterdays go?

Precious memories remain,

of days gone by and friends that were.

Soon another year will go by

and I don’t suppose it will ever end.

Let me catch my breath again -

stop the world for just a moment,

I want to get off to reflect.

Aren’t we spinning out of control?

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    © 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Michael. Sid sends sincere meows to Charlotte. He is the birthday boy today and curled up and fast asleep.

        Thank you, Liz.

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        Liz Elias 3 months ago from Oakley, CA

        Lovely imagery, and so well put. The truth of it all in a beautiful poem. Kudos to you!

        Every year, hubby and I keep asking, 'who added grease to the calendar?' But there is never an answer forthcoming.

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        DREAM ON 3 months ago

        You have found your own secret recipe. I will keep it hush hush. I might even try it myself. All smiles to you and Sid. Keep reaching for the stars and all you ever wanted is just a twinkle in the sky. I thrive on happiness. Oh boy am I happy for you.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Happy Friday to you, Michael. I find that lately, it helps when toward the weekend I can sit back watch some movies I enjoy and sip some wine. Then when I get ready for bed I am ready to sleep until the first meow. When inspiration hits me I am up and on my PC sometimes to the early morning light, such is life.

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        DREAM ON 3 months ago

        You are right. Life is nonstop. There are so many things that can pull us in any direction. I agree with Billy Buc I use to feel that way. You have to find your own peace of mind. So you don't burn out. Doing what you love never gets old for me. When you struggle everything becomes tougher and harder. Your forcing a square peg in a round hole. It just doesn't work no matter hard you try. I guess the only solution is not to get caught up in the world and all the issues. Pick and choose. Pick and choose. Find what motivates you and follow that path. If you feel out of control it is time for a change. I am only giving my views and not anyone else's. When I wake up I feel refreshed not tired. When I go to sleep I am beat but it is a good feeling. I don't toss and turn at night. My eyes close and I am out like a light. There are so many people that can't sleep or take medicine for headaches, upset stomach, high blood pressure or nerves. I feel I am doing something right. To sit quietly by ourselves and feel complete comfort and total ease. Is a feeling I often look forward to and repeat many times during my day. The song by Billy Joel We Didn't Start The Fire is one of my favorites. You gave a cool ending to another inspiring poem. Many thoughts and reflections. Happy Friday.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you FlourishAnyway.

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        FlourishAnyway 4 months ago from USA

        I like the time element and emotion conveyed here.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you Liz.

        It is true Bill that everything changes all the time.

        Thank you Manatita.

        Thank you Robin.

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        Liz Elias 4 months ago from Oakley, CA

        Very nice! Love the sense of urgency to slow it all down; a nice point and counterpoint: in a hurry to slow down!

        Where has all the time gone, indeed!?

        How did we get so old, so fast!?

        You've echoed thoughts I've had on many a day, and I'm sure the thoughts of many if us above a "certain age."

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        Bill Holland 4 months ago from Olympia, WA

        I felt that at one time. Now I don't. As with all of life, change is ever-present.

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        manatita44 4 months ago from london

        Moving too fast, like modern comsumerism, eh? Getting out of control. "Slow down ... slow down, " I hear. Time flies so fast! Well done, Gypsy.

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        Robin Carretti 4 months ago from Hightstown

        Wow this connects so well all the dots of fire like a spin on a Ferris wheel keeps going and the flame goes but comes on again

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