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Life's Pendulum

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Below is the poem entitled Life's Pendulum which was written by poet Eileen Ghali. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Life's Pendulum

The pendulum swings...swings...
two extremes...

swinging high.....
swinging low....
extreme joy
and then sorrow....

swinging swinging...
never still....
bursts of light
then darkness fills....

swinging swinging...
two extremes...
Sweetest love
then hatred seems

swinging swinging...
two extremes...
When all I ever want
It seems...

Is that happy middle ground…
Not the morbid swinging sound...

Where there aren't two extremes…
And everything restful seems…

Where there's only my heartbeat..
And that melody is sweet...

beating beating....
no extremes...
beating beating...
evenly....
beating beating....
endlessly...
not too fast...
not too slow...
beating beating...
tranquilly
beating, oh, so steadily…

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  1. Date: 11/2/2012 9:12:00 PM
    Great poem you have here girl. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 11/2/2012 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lucilla....thanks for sharing your lovely post! :) Happy to make a new friend here on Poetry Soup! :)
  1. Date: 11/2/2012 10:06:00 AM
    Terrific Eileen. I love the way the rythmn in the verses match the words - first, the swinging of the pendulum; then the beating of the heart. Well done.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 11/2/2012 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Joe. I appreciate your comment! It brightened up my day! Hope you have a great day ahead of you! :)
  1. Date: 11/2/2012 9:42:00 AM
    sound like we have the same heart beat lol,great write Eileen

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 11/2/2012 10:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard...thanks for the compliment! :) Hope your heart has some exciting moments in store today!