Written many years ago for a fellow poet who plied his craft too well.


Taken for a Ride

I'm weary of this
Roller coaster game
Engineered by you
Cooperatively constructed

At first exciting
Exhilarating, heart pounding
Now heavy, despairing
Long, slow decrescendo

Through feelings of love
And admiration for your skill
I catch glimpses
Of anger fleeting
A tiger through the trees
Melting away
Leaving me
An empty forest




Poetry by Nancy Sikora
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Written on 2011-04-12 at 15:25

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Doreen Cavazza
This is passionate and packed with emotion. One can easily relate to the message here. Perfectly executed.
2011-04-20


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I'm with Rob, Nancy. The last six lines of this poem may be the nicest I've read in months.
2011-04-16



It's a good poem. It's interesting how time may hone one's writing skills, but there is a trade-off: innocence, spontaneity, something like that. Also, writing in the heat of passion shows. It's a good thing. Modern poetry tends to favor dispassion. Bah.
2011-04-13


countryfog
In my time I have been on both sides of this poem, seducer and seduced, and can read it now from both perspectives, and for the most part be pleased with myself to no longer be either. I do miss the passion though.
2011-04-13


Hans Bump
I love how this was well written and compelled me to empathize every line of the way.
The use of the word "decrescendo" made it that much more effective.
Thanks Nancy
2011-04-12


Hans Bump
I love how this was well written and compelled me to empathize every line of the way.
The use of the word "decrescendo" made it that much more effective.
Thanks Nancy
2011-04-12


Rob Graber
The final lines gave me goosebumps.
2011-04-12