poet Meggie Gultiano

Meggie Gultiano

The Ferris Wheel Of Life

(A collab write with Kayte, a fellow poet)

We're going to ride the Ferris Wheel of Life
And when it gets to the top,
We'll review each of the blessings we've received.
They never seem to stop!

Round and round we go
never stopping, never wondering
our life's struggle has it's beginning
it will always have it's ending

Along our way we've found laughter,
love and happiness, freely given by
Earth Angels we call 'Friends.' -
From them we find courage to ride
Life's Ferris Wheel time and again.

We have our ups and downs
And fears for the future in our early rise
Our aching knees we take in stride
We have a God that heals and provides
For this we trust in faith and give thanks

As long as there's beauty in the sunrise,
The sound of laughter at a sweet surprise
A child reaching for our hands to hold
The ride on Life's Ferris Wheel, we'll savor
Just knowing the blessings of God's favor,
Our hearts will be happy and we'll never grow old!


May 12,2008




Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 22, 2009
Poem Edited: Sunday, April 5, 2009

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  • Meggie GultianoMeggie Gultiano (10/31/2009 10:09:00 PM)

    From: Frank James Ryan, Jr. (5/12/2008 1: 01: 00 AM)

    An apropos parallel drawn in the smbolization of a ferris wheel likened to lifes ever-revolving course....the peaks & valleys...high's & low's...and sometimes we get stranded
    at the top...and all we can do is wait, til the man in charge, brings us down to safegrounds....Excellent penning & a belated, but Happy Mother's Day to you, Meggie! You caught me visiting tonight, as unfortunately, once again, i have decided to retire the pen....business beckons my unwavered efforts...and literature, [so it appears, for me, at least]....is not not going to cover any bills! I will visit soon again, and i have left 100 select poems on site for whomever, whenever. You take care, young lady.

    ~ FjR ~

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  • Lynda Robson (10/6/2009 7:47:00 AM)

    Well written by you both and an interesting look at the ferris wheel of life,
    10
    Lynda xx

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  • Irene Clark-hogg (10/3/2009 1:26:00 AM)

    The constant cycle of life - a delightful piece of writing, so optimistic.
    I love the last three lines. They flow beautifully.
    Irene

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  • Rani Turton (10/2/2009 5:56:00 AM)

    Optimistic and a joyful manner of affronting life and its ups and downs. Nice!

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  • Ken E Hall (10/2/2009 3:48:00 AM)

    A metaphorical ride indeed thru all the ups and downs of life a nice way to view
    it all and I view this with a big huge ten God is with is thanks for the read
    uavaniceday
    regards

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  • Patrick McFarland (10/1/2009 8:25:00 AM)

    Interesting take on the circle of life Maggie. Very nice.

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  • Indira Babbellapati (10/1/2009 5:59:00 AM)

    you can no longer declare that you are NOT a poet...

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  • Noel Horlanda (10/1/2009 3:36:00 AM)

    a joyful, a blessing piece of work. Life is like a wheel, a ferris wheel they say. Life has its ups and downs, one day you're at the top, the next day you're down or sometimes you're happy and sometimes you're sad. Yeah, just like in the movies a happy ending and a tragedy.You can never tell, anything could happen.

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  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (10/1/2009 2:22:00 AM)

    A delightful poem.

    On the Ferris Wheel of life enjoy the ride
    Take all the struggle and strife in a stride.
    CP

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  • Sonya Florentino (9/30/2009 5:21:00 PM)

    true, life is a ferris wheel, and it's best to go with the flow, and accept whereever we are are at that time, knowing that change is always possible, and never to take anything for granted....

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  • Sarwar ChowdhurySarwar Chowdhury (9/30/2009 1:50:00 PM)

    this is excellent poetic expressions dear maggie! 10+ a must

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  • Bob Blackwell (9/30/2009 1:23:00 PM)

    Excellent metaphor of our lifes journey, life has its ups and downs just like a ferris wheel, it also goes round and round never really stopping. Love Bob 10+

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  • Ravi ARavi A (9/30/2009 11:52:00 AM)

    Dear, an excellent work by all means. The philosophy is very clear and absorbing. You have hit at the right spot. The last stanza stands as the crown of the poem. Perfect language, perfect insight. Man thinks that god is simply sitting behind the clouds. No, he appears before us in every way as you rightly describe. Know for certain that anything that protects our life and lifts our hope and spirit is a case of providence - it can be a book, person, place, a machine, a function of time, our own intuition etc. If we reflect on our life, we can see that there was enough providence working from all corners of the universe in every form. So we need not have any regrets in life.

    The collaboration work is perfect in every sense. Thanks for sharing this great work.

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  • Obinna Eruchie (9/30/2009 10:23:00 AM)

    You really described life as the ferris wheel, like it, it is full of ups and downs, with a message that we should look at life in a very positive way from the side of the blessings we have. Inspiring.

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  • Carol Gall (9/30/2009 8:45:00 AM)

    beautiful meggie love the concept of life with you words 10

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  • Sandra MartyresSandra Martyres (9/30/2009 8:24:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Meggie, you help us all to look at the positive side of life and appreciate all our blessings...10++

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  • Carl Harris (9/30/2009 8:18:00 AM)

    This is a very delightful and charming poem, Meggie, one that is a pleasure to read. I liked it very much because of it's postive attitude towards life, so wonderfully expressed in almost every line of this well written poem. It's all too easy for someone to criticize their bad fortune or lament about their life, but I always try to look on the bright side of things in this life, and I was glad to see that you do as well. Carl.

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  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (9/27/2009 2:51:00 AM)

    Wow Meggie! What an awesome metaphor the ferris wheel makes. This is one of the best poems I have read it a long time. It rotates its message of love in an unending karmic cycle as Dr. Hitesh Sheth points out. I don't know if I told you, but my daughter married on top of a ferris wheel.
    Absolutely brilliant work! 10 love Karin

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (3/8/2009 7:31:00 AM)

    The last stanza lines are the essence of this poem...talk about the essence of true good life...well written piece...10

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  • Gordon Wilkinson (3/8/2009 6:45:00 AM)

    Ah the wheel of life round and round it goes where it stops know one knows - 10

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