Message In Stanza

Poetry and Musings

They pull the lever

Now it’s time to surrender

Welcome to the roller coaster ride of life


This coaster has tendencies to make hair frizzy

Or your head a little dizzy

But they never let you know when it goes into the dark

Is it thrilling or scary?

You decide


We all have detours

In our lives

Closed and open doors

But this isn’t a railroad

It’s a roller coaster

We are all in this together experiencing the same joys and disappointments


Now it’s time for a corkscrew

Wow, how the coaster flew!

Now comes a loop

I hear you say, “whoop!”

It’s ok, put your hands up

Don’t you feel the joy start to erupt?


Then the coaster screeches downwards

You think you just going to fall off

Then it comes to a sudden halt


Welcome to the roller coaster ride of life

Did you hold on inside?


(C) Carly Wiggins 2016


One thought on “Welcome to the Roller Coaster Ride of Life

  1. Carol Monahan says:

    I enjoy this poem… The imagery and the sense that I’m looping around, simultaneously laughing and screaming! I’d never have thought of this glorious analogy!

    Liked by 1 person

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