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"Life Whirls On by"

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"Life Whirls On by"

Life whirls on by with
One million intentions,
One million locations 
To end up at
With one million new thoughts,
And I’m caught up in the jet stream…

Spinning, whirling, whirring,
Thinking, laughing, talking,
Loving, hurting;
Doing all the things
I’m meant to do 
From day to day,
Without really caring.

Tiny little pressure 
Points of pain and reassurance,
Needs of life
And needs of thought and
Love, and still the same
Old speed bumps,
Getting stuck, and climbing over…

Finding reasons, losing them
Then finding them again
A little bruised and worse-for-wear
But dust them off 
And use their fragile little bodies,
Hold their hand and
Walk so close you almost
Trust them and believe

Standing still and watch
The traffics tails,
Legs still march but 
Still, I’m standing still.
Watch the things that morph
And swirl around me,
Morph and change and run off
Over the horizon
Leaving me behind
Lost
Confused 
Slipping…

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  1. Date: 5/27/2009 7:38:00 AM
    In the cosmos we are caught on a rapid ... of knowing and unknowing ... but in belief we have a stable point ... love the discourse ... love the write.