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Roller Coaster of Emotion

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Below is the poem entitled Roller Coaster of Emotion which was written by poet Richard Lamoureux. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Roller Coaster of Emotion

I got on the Roller Coaster of emotion
It started slowly
How hard could it be
I laughed in the face of danger
As it tentatively moved forward
I began to feel dread
What have I got myself into?
There before me a steep drop
The coaster stood there for a moment
My heart pounding in my chest
Fear screaming in my head
My voice silent
Downward picking up speed
I felt my stomach in my throat
Eyes closed
Butt cheeks clenched
Up the other side
Adrenilane coarsing through my veins 
Excitement, feeling alive
Dropping turning twisting
Crying, screaming laughing
Exhilaration
The ride ends so soon
Dissappointment
To the back of the line
Boredom as I await my turn
Another chance to feel alive
Do it all again
Thrill is gone
No longer surprised
No more anticipation
I might as well have taken the train
I head out in search of another ride
I want to feel something
Anything
Not sure what I will find 

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  1. Date: 2/22/2013 8:09:00 PM

    Been riding that same coaster for awhile now and I want off, time to search for another....awesome write and metaphor Rick! Soupmail

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/22/2013 11:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Cecillia
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 12:26:00 PM

    Hi Rick, I love this poem :) life hit me pretty hard this weekend so im a little cramped for time but I am going to try to read more of your poems, I have fallen behind! Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/18/2013 3:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm so glad you stopped by, sorry you had a rough weekend.
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 7:52:00 PM

    oh..well feels like i was on the roller coaster of emotions..it got tight hold of me..very good poem..thnks for your precious comment on mine..take care

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/18/2013 3:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you are most welcome, I enjoyed reading your work.
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 6:39:00 PM

    You may not want what you ask for, Richard. Be careful of what you ask for as you may get it. Great write. Love ya, Toquyen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/18/2013 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the warning, I do tend to be more the cautious type myself but like real rollercoasters for fun, not so much the emotional ones ha ha!
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 5:44:00 PM

    Wow, what a roller coaster poem that you have gave to us Rick :D, great to read this one on my chirping morning :D, have a great afternoon there :) - hug, yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/18/2013 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You too Yanny, nice to hear from you.
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 4:24:00 PM

    wow, I love this extended metaphor. Yes, life could seem boring after having been on the ride of your life!!! So nice!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/17/2013 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:18:00 PM

    All hues and nuances expressed so poetically...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/17/2013 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Mehnaz, how are you doing?
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 11:57:00 AM

    When you get on the carousel, you can not get off until it stops ..... good luck. - A very well written poem, Richard. - Have a lovely Sunday afternoon. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/17/2013 12:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Gorgeous day here in Kelowna, sun is shining brightly. I hope you are having a good Sunday as well.
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 9:22:00 AM

    WOW! I've been on that ride! Oh dear, oh dear...the conclusion sounds all too familiar! What an amazing amazing write, Richard! I can so totally relate! Thanks for your post on my poem! Always good to hear from you!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/17/2013 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank Eileen, I am glad you liked it.