Life On A See-Saw

Updated on January 5, 2020

Sometimes Up Sometimes Down

It was created long before we were around

Maybe to see a better view of the world

It was simple

If we take action

We move

If we stop

We need someone else to help make it go

We can go fast or slow

It is up to us

When we get tired we slow down

Contemplating are next move

Then there are times we can go non-stop

Without a care in the world

The exercise is good

We can ride it day or night

The weather may be bad

Where we have to dress warm

It may be light rain or even a downpour

The sun in our eyes

Later the sun setting in a distance

The weather may get so cold we can't feel our toes

It can snow and cover the world in white

The wind may blow against us

One day making it easy

Another day making it hard

Years from now we will grow old

Watching other children play

Once it was our see-saw

Now it is their turn to ride

We sit out and feel like we want to cry

For years we enjoyed so many good times

Laughing so hard

We could never have anticipated the joy it could bring

Even when times got tough

We rode again and again

We rode early in the morning when the sun wasn't even up

You could feel the dampness

As dew-covered everywhere

Now we are not sore or tired

We had a great run

We watch as the see-saw sits idle

Waiting till someone else hops on it again


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee Each time we try we learn. It may be hard and mind-boggling. The result is nothing short of magnificent. We just have to appreciate what we have achieved and see it in a different light. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. You bring so many smiles to my heart.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      That is how I feel about the start of this year. I am now on a see-saw and it will greatly depend on what I do when I am up because I cannot afford to be down and stay down

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 months ago

      Brenda Arledge I move my bones ache. How can that be? I didn't do anything today or even yesterday for them to hurt. Ahh, years of fun have finally caught up to me. I will stretch out a little and try to work out the kinks. Maybe it will be good later today. One can only hope and pray. Life is fun. Then I move and how I wish I could out run the pain that has begun. Thank you so much for all your wonderful and lovely comments. Make today a great day. Take a walk and feel great. Move those muscles. I know they are there somewhere.(lol)

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      6 months ago from Washington Court House

      Good memories.

      Awe...if only we were young again.

      This is a great write.


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