Friday, 1 May 2009

The Carousel of Life





Hop on!
I'll take you
On a ride-

Gaily, you called out,
that fine summer day.

I shied away-
Rides were not my thing!
Not that carousel,
Of dancing horses,
Never still...
Dizzying moments-
Though excitement
and joyful cries rent the air!

Hop On!
You urged,
Reassurance warm;
flecked in your eyes!

What do I say now!

Hopping on that ride
With you-
Was the best thing
I've ever done!

No matter that the carousel
Whirled us round..
On a never ending
hurdy-gurdy of emotions!

For, as someone once said,

Love doesn't make the world go round;
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile!



1 October, '07

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Pic. Google doodle, Valentine's Day, 2013
Also a tribute to the creator of the Ferris Wheel, George Ferris!
Joining google in wishing him 154th birthday :)

21 comments:

  1. yayy!!you are back!

    the words are back :)))

    How did you know this was me on a special day?:)

    a quite scared and apprehensive me :) one who is frightened of rides..but still got on one because of the 'reassurance' :)

    and yes it was the best thing ever :)

    Love doesn't make the world go round;
    Love is what makes the ride worthwhile!

    yes it is :))and trust you to write it here just so...brought back memories it did...:)




    ((((hugs)))

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  2. yayy!!you are back!

    the words are back :)))

    How did you know this was me on a special day?:)

    a quite scared and apprehensive me :) one who is

    frightened of rides..but still got on one because

    of the 'reassurance' :)

    and yes it was the best thing ever :)

    Love doesn't make the world go round;
    Love is what makes the ride worthwhile!

    yes it is :))and trust you to write it here just

    so...brought back memories it did...:)




    ((((hugs)))

    dont know if my comment went through...WP is giving me probs while commenting here so commenting from the blogspot account :D

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  3. Awww..

    How did I miss reading you?

    The perfect read I can expect in the days of nostalgia :)

    The ride covered in memories and reassurance judged in love light? Wonder if you could dispense away with mirror! For you walk through sights- a rhyme to reason and a song to sing!

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  4. Indygurl... :) Yaaayyyy... for me too, to have you here, all over again, and for you to share in this :) Thank you... and yes, I know how it can be :)

    Prabhu :) Trust you to find nuances that i thought I had covered well... :) Love light? Hmmmm.... :) :)And what a beautiful way to put it... walking through sights, and the rest of it :) Thank you so very very much!

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  5. I feel like commenting all over again :)

    This read is making go round in circles :) So much for the nuances, your thing is inspiring me to a LOVE-dream :P

    Some of the things that I am tempted to do :)

    1) Copy, paste this poem (Thieving- Wouldnt stop to ask you for permission :D)

    2) Try maneuvering words/thoughts and believe that I cant destroy masterpieces :|

    3) Read it all over again!

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  6. Prabhu, try #1. and Iwould prob. give you a virtual spank.. :P

    # 2, 3... go ahead... :P!!

    And more so #2. Would love to see that dream in verse there, on White noise.. :)

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  7. loved dis :)
    ride n life n love....which makes everyting worthwhile....

    Hop On!
    You urged,
    Reassurance warm;
    flecked in your eyes!

    What do I say now!

    Hopping on that ride
    With you-
    Was the best thing
    I've ever done!


    - so beautiful... :) ...love n reassurance of care....

    such a sweet poem :)

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  8. Solilo, thank you :) Feels good to be posting again!

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  9. sorry.. but i m too naive... isnt this a tribute to your life partner ??

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  10. SENSATIONAL!!! if i have 2 put it in one word... Was a nostalgic ride...feel-good...and i loved the last 2 lines...really good...u know who said that??? really nice lines..

    P.S: Need a favor...my book is at the half-way mark...hav finsihed 104 pages...if u r free n interested, i wud like u 2 read ma book n gimme ur honest reviews...can u??? need ur mail id...:)

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  11. The last two lines says it all, Usha..nice poem too :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  12. And what a way to welcome back readers. :)

    Though it is dated '07, it brings a burst of freshness. Wonderful to see you back after the hiatus, ma'am! Trust things are fine.

    :)

    Peace. Have a lovely weekend.

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  13. Oh yes, Remembering it for the n-th time. It still fascinates me the same. Wonderful!

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  14. after a long long time...here comes the words flowing, just like old days and causing inside me a myriad emotions

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  15. Priyanka, thank you :)

    Dhiren :)hmmm... and ummmm.... could be that too :) Thank you :)

    Rajesh, thank you so much for the kind words :)

    Devika, thank you! The last two lines are actually a quotation by someone called FPJ :) Not mine at all. But yes, they do say much!

    Karthik, it felt good to be back too. Thanks for cheering me on :)

    Sash.. :) Thanks sweets :)

    Soumya, you would remember it all... if i remember right, you gave me more information on the FPJ character too :)

    Praveen, after a long time, yes :) Thanks for the lovely words :)

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  16. oh wow! I hadn't realized how much I missed your poems until now! Just perfect!!

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  17. Usha,
    Thanks for taking us on a carousel ride.
    When I rode a carousel as a kid, I used to wave at my parents every time around and they would always wave back. Was wondering why and now I got the answer - yes, it was love!
    Cheers,
    Salil

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  18. Hey I love this one :) Loved how you ended it with that last, beautiful thought :)

    Could feel the carousel-ing ...and the 'hurdy-gurdy of emotions'... :lol:

    "You urged,
    Reassurance warm;
    flecked in your eyes!

    What do I say now!

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  19. Meena, Salil and IHM, please do excuse this delay in responding to your kind words :)

    I guess I had been overwhelmed then when I was in the midst of a posting spree, and quite forgot to check!

    The google doodle today, on 14th Feb, prompted me to look up this one here, and that is when I discovered I had been lax in attending to my duties. Apologies.

    And many many thanks for having left your words to grace the write :)

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