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Carousel Girl

Strap me in

By Colleen WaltersPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Carousel Girl
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This roller coaster

Took me high

Enough to see

The curve of the earth.

I touched the stars

Kissed the moon

And high- fived

The sun.

Then the descent

Unexpectedly came,

Like an avalanche

Roaring through

My very soul

Pounding me down

into the ground

Far below

the surface.

I knew if

I could just

claw my way

Back to

The surface

I’d be okay.

So I did.

I’m seriously

Amazed at

How many G’s

I can pull

And not pass out.

I’m like

A superwoman


And then I rain

Filling more


My eyes a pretty

Shade of red


Are healing

And you can’t

Grow the

Most beautiful

Butterfly garden

Without rain

I heard

His voice

Yesterday morning

when I woke up.

I was thinking of

A situation

That I’m

grappling with

And in response

He said “ yes, but

It’s temporary

And your love

Is greater than.”

He gave me

A love that

Is greater than.

I see your fears

And worries

And raise them


A love

greater than…

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About the Creator

Colleen Walters

i’m just a girl in Florida who likes to write things, usually inspired by events and people in my life..Always be you, because you are awesome-

When I grow up, I want to be a kid again.

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  • Anna about a month ago

    This was so awesome to read!! Beautiful poem!😊

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Yeah, be OK. No more roller coaster ride to love. Slow and steady and calm, pick the boring carousel for a safe ride to long love.

  • Rowan Finley about a month ago

    Wow, there’s a lot to unpack here. This one appears to have some really profound intensity.

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