Photo Challenge #67, See-Saw, June 30, 2015 – Life is..

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Image: Alexa Houghton

Life is a series of ups and downs

We teeter at times

On the edge of oblivion.

Occasionally we totter

When the going gets tough.

But thankfully we pull back,

The abyss is permanent

Few ever return from its

Dark tentacles that lovingly embrace

And promise a pain free existence.

I’ve watch you grow

I know you have had

Such ideations seen dark places

That scare and terrify me.

For where would I be?

How would I cope,

Without your hand to guide me

Your love to sustain me.

I accept each down I have

I love that there are ups

Moments of pure magic

When you are here.

But that’s the thing with you

Both times, through ups and downs

Its you standing there

Oozing a love that leaves me breathless.

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/photo-challenge-67-see-saw-june-30-2015/

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11 Responses to Photo Challenge #67, See-Saw, June 30, 2015 – Life is..

  1. DELL CLOVER says:

    Oh my my, this is fabulous! Got stuck for a second regarding the abyss–but that’s only because I remember it. Your final line sums it all up perfectly.

  2. This poem left me breathless. It really touched me.
    For where would I be?

    How would I cope,

    Without your hand to guide me

    Your love to sustain me.

    Those words had me swooning. Great job Michael.

  3. mandy says:

    It sounds like pure magic, finding a love like that. Beautiful piece of writing, Michael.

  4. RoSy says:

    Glad to have more ups than downs. But – those downs can really take a toll on the soul – eh?

  5. phylor says:

    So glad that there is a person in your life “Oozing a love that leaves me breathless.” There are special people who pull you back from the abyss. .

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