Poem -

Eponymous Pony

Eponymous Pony

I am a carousel
With emotions spinning
Around and around
Up and down
In susceptible spell
And I know
All too well
How I will stay
On this ride
Keeping
Hurt's beating
Hidden well
When will the world
Pony up?
Pay retribution
As I whirl about
Seeking peaceful
Resolution
The merry-go-round
Of life
Defames love's name
And without its
True recognition
My efforts feel phony
Call me too sensitive
Sentimentally soft
I derive from dreams
As I ride on life's
Eponymous pony

 

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Lorna Caizley

Hi Cherie, The merry-go- round is a great metaphor for the spinning emotions and the ups and downs that need to be faced...I really enjoyed this one
Lorna
XX

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Cherie Sumner

Hi Lorna...Thank you!   You got it!  Sometimes I don't know if I am coming or going in life...lol...the world can portray a very different message than the one I want to live ,,,where love is at its center....I can easily get hurt, sensitive to the environment I live in ...and not understanding it ....Thank you for getting the metaphor....I appreciate your input. xox 

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David King

I really like this poem it reminds me of innocence , growing up like parents putting their child on the Merry-Go-Round and spinning it and while it's spinning that child thinks about nothing but having fun until it stops and reality is back and Life Goes On great job fivestars

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Cherie Sumner

Thanks, David...I loved merry-go-rounds in my youth and they are a freeing kind of ride...lol...I wish life could be that way too...I appreciate the kind commentary and support...xox

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charlotte connolly

i love this .. i love the idea behind it , as the pony goes up and down , so too do your emotions, .. lol you know what to expect on a fairground ride as a kid, but you do not know what to expect in life, nor can always control your feelings or keep them stable . nice work  , cherie! enjoyed .. x

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Cherie Sumner

Hi Charlotte....thank you!  I like the way you sum up my poem's theme...Life is so unpredictable...and yet I always try to reach for that brass ring in life....where love is concerned despite the world.... My emotions are up and down and an endless circle of experiences out of my control....I appreciate your kind support...thanks!  xox Love n Hugs  ;0  

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Sparrowsong

Hello Sis Cherie...

If anyone told me life is like a Merry-Go-Round I would have gone right for the Tower of Doom!

Great write!

Thank you for sharing...

Love n Hugs

sparrowsong

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Cherie Sumner

Lol....You are funny sis Sparrowsong....I think I would go for the tower of doom too except it does not have horses and I always fall for pretty ponies ...lol  Thanks for taking time to read and comment....Means a lot....Love n Hugs 

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Tony Taylor

I am SO proud of you sweetheart...... this is flat out honesty in poetic form..... and it makes me envious.... you're SO well aware of yourself..... a GREAT attribute to have as a writer!!...:.. this is perfectly delivered prose...... and enlightening for me personally!!...... Fistful-o-Stars!!....... Love this!!......LOVE and ROCKETS!!.......T xo 😉☀✴✳

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Cherie Sumner

Hey Sweet T!  Thank you!  It makes me blush to feel you are proud of me....Means so much...I love that you say this is "flat out honesty in poetic form" because my writes are very personal to me...I write of what I know.....I am grateful that you took the time today to read this one and to let me in on how you see it....Makes me happy.  Love n Hugs, xox C 

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Flower Girl

Hey Cherie.......as I read this again so many thoughts came to me.......one is how brilliant of a ink this is....which is nothing new from you......each day the sun rises and moon rises and sets.......some of our days seem the same......others seem crazy......as they all go by......two days and events in our lives that will never be repeated in all of our lives......day we were born and the day we die......just my thoughts......LOL!! Purple luv & hugs xo :)

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Cherie Sumner

Hi Girlfriend....Thank you!  I love your explanation of life...the ups n downs like the Merry-Go-Round.....unpredictable and yet a cycle of our life...the world can distract us from what is important in life...and I keep riding life to see love win in the end...I appreciate your valued comments, my friend....Bless you.  Much love n hugs, xox  

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Poemahontas Poe...

"When will the world pony up"
we all have had enough 
enough of the phony stuff
this world has made me tough 

Excellent write Cherie...I  love your ink....I hope it never runs dry

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Cherie Sumner

lol...Thanks Poemahontas!  Your synopsis is perfect in poetic response to my poem...You said it perfectly....Thank you for your valued comments...It is what keeps me writing.... ;) xox 

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