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Riding the Carousel Again?

Have I jumped on the carousel again, 
the one with no brass ring? 
Where no matter which horse I ride I will
end up spinning in circles of despair?

I do not try to wonder why 
for, with no ego, I believe jealousy plays a role.
Although I start to befriend, attraction begins,
searches for what is missing follows me everywhere.

I could talk free and easy when I saw you a friend,
yet now I am clumsy, nervous and timid.
I found you a kindred spirit, similar journeys shared.
That kind of understanding is attractive in its own way.

I twist in the wind, in the maelstrom I’ve created
just in trying to be a friend. Again.
I open myself up to the stories of the downcast
and to have an empathetic ear seems to drive them wild.

Maybe I bring it on. Maybe I ask for it.
Perhaps a part of me enjoys this little game.
I haven’t liked it so far and can’t tell if this is real,
but – man – I am really into my neighbor’s girl (idiot!)!

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  1. Date: 5/28/2010 5:30:00 AM

    Really enjoyed your musings in this poem in this Tony, and I liked the metaphor that you chose--I agree with Connie, your first stanza is just amazing :) keep on writing!

  1. Date: 5/9/2010 6:19:00 PM

    nice one

  1. Date: 5/8/2010 8:06:00 PM

    Anthony, You have a wonderful way of expressing the sensibilities of the heart. Perfect metaphor in your first stanza too. This poem reveals so well how quickly friendship can turn to attraction as we seem powerless to gain control. A wonderful write! Thank you for your kind comments on Heavy Hearted. My husband is also a Vet. Blessings, Connie