Louis Gibbs

THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

 

Your challenges have all been met,

Your life's lessons have been learned.

 

Now comes the dubious reward

Of simply marking time until

We can do it all again.

 

I'll be glad to get off this

Merry-go-round!

Comments8

  • FredPeyer

    I am with you Louis, BUT, how do you know that all the challenges have been met and all the life lessons have been learned? The answers lie on the other side, where you will have your de-briefing and R&R, before starting all over again.
    Great poem

    • Louis Gibbs

      Of course you are correct. The lessons and challenges never stop coming until we do arrive at the debriefing. Just getting a little restless I suppose. Thanks for the thoughtful comment, Fred!

    • Goldfinch60

      That Merry-go-round is our life and it doesn't necessarily go round in the same way, new challenges are always there ahead of us and they can be wonderful. Good write.

      • Louis Gibbs

        True, Goldie, but the Merry-go-round referred to in this poem is to the reincarnation of self into many, many lifetimes. I appreciate your comment as always, my friend.

      • orchidee

        You going round in circles there? Have a go on the slide, or hobby-horse, if you're in a playground!
        Or - Stop the world, I want to get off'?

        • Louis Gibbs

          Your last sentence nails it, 'O'. The ride does get a bit tedious at times. Thank you for your input!

        • WL Schuett

          Very thought provoking is this about life cycles or reincarnation, good poem

          • Louis Gibbs

            Thanks so much, WL!

          • Santita

            I'm with you Louis; you call it Merry-go-round & I call it never-ending maze. I really relate to this one, my friend. I appreciate your ability to stir thoughts with few words, it's a stunning ability! Your works always makes me think lol Thank you :).

            • Louis Gibbs

              And you know, I'm sure, that thinking can be dangerous. It can set one on the endless path that you and I travel, for instance. I am gratified to stir your deep thoughts, Santi, and appreciate your supportive comments greatly!

            • OUTBACK

              NO MORE - ( AGAIN )* ! ONCE* is ENOUGH* ! I'VE NOTHING to PROVE to ANYONE - THING - ( AGAIN )* ! THE CHALLENGE* = ? THE ELIMINATION* of THE ENTIRE* - CONCEPTUAL* - PREMIS* of ( THE CHALLENGE )* ! LESSONS* = ? NO* MORE PLAY TIME* - TESTS* for ME * ! lol

              • Louis Gibbs

                Sorry, but I don\'t believe one can gain the wisdom you display in just one lifetime, Outback. I do appreciate your comment! Thanks for making it a fav.

                • OUTBACK

                  LIFE TIMES* ? FROM HERE TO = THERE ? REINCARNATION = ? NO NEED* AT ALL FOR - ME* ! DONE IT ! ( IMAGINATION )* = A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD* ! UPON ELIMINATION* of THE SWORD* = THEN = ? NO THEN !

                • JG Collins

                  Hi Louis,

                  I like you are in the 4th quarter of the game and can relate to your words.

                  Nice work!

                  • Louis Gibbs

                    Thank you so much for the kind words, JG!

                  • tepo

                    this is deep
                    got me a bit worried Louis
                    a write stirring feelings
                    nicely done
                    ta

                    • Louis Gibbs

                      No need to worry, Tepo, we've been through this phase many times before. I do appreciate your comment!



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