A Quest on Overdrive … :)

An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)

The Carousel of Life

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google doodle val day 13

Hop on!
I’ll take you
On a ride-

Gaily, you called out,
that fine summer day.

I shied away-
Rides were not my thing!
Not that carousel,
Of dancing horses,
Never still…
Dizzying moments-
Though excitement
and joyful cries rent the air!

Hop On!
You urged,
Reassurance warm;
flecked in your eyes!

What do I say now!

Hopping on that ride
With you-
Was the best thing
I’ve ever done!

No matter that the carousel
Whirled us round..
On a never ending
hurdy-gurdy of emotions!

For, as someone once said,

Love doesn’t make the world go round;
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile!

1 October, ’07

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Pic. Google doodle, Valentine’s Day, 2013
Also a tribute to the creator of the Ferris Wheel, George Ferris!
Joining google in wishing him 154th birthday 🙂

Added to which it is Valentine’s day. So this old post becomes a sticky post for the day 🙂

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Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

24 thoughts on “The Carousel of Life

  1. yayy!!you are back!the words are back :)))How did you know this was me on a special day?:)a quite scared and apprehensive me 🙂 one who is frightened of rides..but still got on one because of the ‘reassurance’ :)and yes it was the best thing ever :)Love doesn’t make the world go round;Love is what makes the ride worthwhile!yes it is :))and trust you to write it here just so…brought back memories it did…:)((((hugs)))

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  2. yayy!!you are back!the words are back :)))How did you know this was me on a special day?:)a quite scared and apprehensive me 🙂 one who is frightened of rides..but still got on one because of the ‘reassurance’ :)and yes it was the best thing ever :)Love doesn’t make the world go round;Love is what makes the ride worthwhile!yes it is :))and trust you to write it here just so…brought back memories it did…:)((((hugs)))dont know if my comment went through…WP is giving me probs while commenting here so commenting from the blogspot account 😀

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  3. Awww..How did I miss reading you?The perfect read I can expect in the days of nostalgia 🙂 The ride covered in memories and reassurance judged in love light? Wonder if you could dispense away with mirror! For you walk through sights- a rhyme to reason and a song to sing!

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  4. Indygurl… 🙂 Yaaayyyy… for me too, to have you here, all over again, and for you to share in this 🙂 Thank you… and yes, I know how it can be :)Prabhu 🙂 Trust you to find nuances that i thought I had covered well… 🙂 Love light? Hmmmm…. 🙂 :)And what a beautiful way to put it… walking through sights, and the rest of it 🙂 Thank you so very very much!

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  5. I feel like commenting all over again :)This read is making go round in circles 🙂 So much for the nuances, your thing is inspiring me to a LOVE-dream :PSome of the things that I am tempted to do :)1) Copy, paste this poem (Thieving- Wouldnt stop to ask you for permission :D)2) Try maneuvering words/thoughts and believe that I cant destroy masterpieces :|3) Read it all over again!

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  6. Prabhu, try #1. and Iwould prob. give you a virtual spank.. :P# 2, 3… go ahead… :P!! And more so #2. Would love to see that dream in verse there, on White noise.. 🙂

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  7. Ushus, Welcome back.

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  8. loved dis :)ride n life n love….which makes everyting worthwhile….Hop On!You urged,Reassurance warm;flecked in your eyes!What do I say now!Hopping on that rideWith you-Was the best thingI’ve ever done!- so beautiful… 🙂 …love n reassurance of care….such a sweet poem 🙂

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  9. Solilo, thank you 🙂 Feels good to be posting again!

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  10. sorry.. but i m too naive… isnt this a tribute to your life partner ??

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  11. SENSATIONAL!!! if i have 2 put it in one word… Was a nostalgic ride…feel-good…and i loved the last 2 lines…really good…u know who said that??? really nice lines..P.S: Need a favor…my book is at the half-way mark…hav finsihed 104 pages…if u r free n interested, i wud like u 2 read ma book n gimme ur honest reviews…can u??? need ur mail id…:)

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  12. The last two lines says it all, Usha..nice poem too :)wishes, devika

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  13. And what a way to welcome back readers. :)Though it is dated ’07, it brings a burst of freshness. Wonderful to see you back after the hiatus, ma’am! Trust things are fine. :)Peace. Have a lovely weekend.

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  14. Oh yes, Remembering it for the n-th time. It still fascinates me the same. Wonderful!

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  15. after a long long time…here comes the words flowing, just like old days and causing inside me a myriad emotions

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  16. Priyanka, thank you :)Dhiren :)hmmm… and ummmm…. could be that too 🙂 Thank you :)Rajesh, thank you so much for the kind words :)Devika, thank you! The last two lines are actually a quotation by someone called FPJ 🙂 Not mine at all. But yes, they do say much!Karthik, it felt good to be back too. Thanks for cheering me on :)Sash.. 🙂 Thanks sweets :)Soumya, you would remember it all… if i remember right, you gave me more information on the FPJ character too :)Praveen, after a long time, yes 🙂 Thanks for the lovely words 🙂

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  17. oh wow! I hadn’t realized how much I missed your poems until now! Just perfect!!

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  18. Usha,Thanks for taking us on a carousel ride.When I rode a carousel as a kid, I used to wave at my parents every time around and they would always wave back. Was wondering why and now I got the answer – yes, it was love!Cheers,Salil

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  19. Hey I love this one 🙂 Loved how you ended it with that last, beautiful thought :)Could feel the carousel-ing …and the ‘hurdy-gurdy of emotions’… :lol:”You urged,Reassurance warm;flecked in your eyes!What do I say now!

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