The Wheel of life

Michelle Elise Shock 1988 (Winter Park, Fl)

Circular cycles that spin us around,
and around, and around,
‘til they pull us down.
Down to the depths of our conscious souls,
where we peel back layers to discover our roles.
Those which we play on the stages of life,
and the adventures of others in love and in strife.
We tear apart constructs of what we believe
we are constantly chasing and need to achieve.
This carousel spins us around and around,
and our circular souls bring us down to the ground.
To the Earth where we’re humbled, and try to begin
to understand why we are here,
to lose or to win?

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A poem about increasing conscientiousness and the meaning of life

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Submitted by MichelleEliseShock on November 25, 2022

Modified by MichelleEliseShock on November 25, 2022

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 562
Words 116
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14

Michelle Elise Shock

A professional stuntwoman and film/tv actress, Michelle spent much of her life as an athlete and participant in the arts. Michelle has a life long background as a musical theater performer, musician, and lyricist. Michelle’s mother, Diane Masterton (formerly Preston-Goldman) is an award winning published poet. more…

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