Published in A Celebration of Poets: Fall 2012
Life can easily lift you up,
then after knock you down.
I’m tired of it pulling me over
and pushing me around.
Because when the storm has lifted,
it lifts my spirit as well,
and when it tumbles straight downhill
it takes me right down with it.
But I’ve learned throughout my life
to enjoy myself a bit,
to have fun in the joy of the journey
before I pout or cry.
To be brave and stop to fight
before I run and hide,
to sit back, take in the view,
and just enjoy the ride.
Copyright © 2011 Megan Alms. All rights reserved.