The World Keeps Spinning – poem 15/30

Yesterday was tough. Really tough. It was tough before I saw the news.

The world does not stop to let you breathe and process and cope.

The world never stops at all.

This is a good thing. Really.  It is.

So we all have to figure out how to hang on while the world keeps spinning.

Even on the days it feels like the world is spinning too fast, and we’re about to fly off. Especially those days.

Like those old Merry-Go-Rounds that most playgrounds have removed. So we feel safe.

Maybe our kids need to learn how to feel unsafe and keep hanging on.

Maybe we do too.





2 thoughts on “The World Keeps Spinning – poem 15/30

  1. This reminds me of a saying that says courage isn’t the absence of fear, but the willingness to keep going despite the fear.

    Great poem and I think a good reminder. We are never going to be completely safe, but we’ve got to find the strength to hang on.

  2. Life isn’t safe. No one survives. You’re so right about needing to teach to hang on, to take care of ourselves, to accept personal responsibility. How sad not to have the thrill of a merry-go-round.

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