In Other Words — Life is a Carousel

EE741DF6-FC27-4699-A002-3283AC6A8D4CHe felt that he was just going round and round and up and down.

Moving in circles, as if riding atop a painted pony on a merry-go-round.

He wanted to look forward and to see his life ahead.

But he’d seen and done it all; he might as well be dead.

He was living his life trapped on a carousel from which there was no escape.

In other wordsWritten for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the picture above and/or the words “carousel.” Image credit: skeeze from Pixabay.

7 thoughts on “In Other Words — Life is a Carousel

  1. leigha66 August 1, 2019 / 4:24 pm

    I’ve been stuck on that merry-go-round before. Good poem!

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  2. Patricia August 11, 2019 / 12:08 pm

    There have been times I stepped off the merry-go-round and wondered why and times I got back on and wondered why. I spend a lot of time wondering. Life goes on either way. Thanks for sharing your lines.

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    • Fandango August 11, 2019 / 3:07 pm

      Thanks for the prompt.


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