Sunday, March 3, 2013

Highs and Lows

Wordle 98
Blue, blessed, deserves, first, gasps, instant, slap, snare, dust, unbalance, ride, wings.

Highs and lows

How can you unbalance
the scales
and tip them to touch heaven,
to feel the draught
from angels' wings,
without them swinging
down into the dust,
to feel the slap
the instant you hit the ground?

From the blessed blue heaven
to the snare of dark depression
the ride of life goes on.
At first one gasps
and screams and cries
and thinks it is only what one deserves,
but later, or sooner,
through thoughtful introspection
the balance
can be found.


  1. We live, and we learn... that's the plan anyway...

  2. I believe there is a balance, but often wonder if we'd recognize it when it happens.


  3. We can only ourselves adjust our own scales to be balanced. When we let others judge us we can become unbalanced. May you always land safely when carried by angels wings.

  4. The ride of life goes true it is. We can't hop off for even a second.

  5. There's a balance? No one ever tells me I'm one of those high/low people. (Maybe all Veronicas are...I wouldn't be surprised) :) Nicely whirled Veronica.

  6. Thank you for your comments. It's great to feel the community, if you know what I mean. :)

  7. Veronica. I love the conciseness of your poem and the message was well conveyed. The words meld seamlessly into your work. Nicely done.