30 January 2014

thrill ride


Reason and logic were always a large part of who she was and when she tried to step away from them, they pulled her back harshly.  She always wanted yet never seemed able to loose control.  Perhaps that what she was seeking in her love of thrill rides.  You buy your ticket and take your seat.  The straps are buckled, the chains fixed, and you are locked in.  There is no turning back.  With excited and shaking expectation you climb to spectacular heights, knowing all the while that you cannot remain there.  Slowly, too slowly, you reach the edge, and freeze.  Time waits.  You gasp, and it's too late to pray as you fall with increasing speed and you don't even know that the screams you hear are your own.  Rising and falling and turning too fast, the blood rushes in your ears, your heart beats a wildness you've hungered for forever.  If you could only live in that moment always.  So you ride again.  And again.  And again.


back at the pub for a shot of prose/poetry
 

10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i think a lot of times we try to push the limits and come close to death...to feel our blood pumping....to feel alive...and i wonder too why it takes that...

madhatterpoetry.com said...

I "relived" my last roller coaster ride reading this...but it seems as we get older, we seek thrills less.

bwfiction said...

if only they didn't give me vertigo now.... sigh

I think we need adventures - they make our living alive.

kkkkaty said...

Even later in life we have that urge for a thrill, but in reality now I can't get on even a Ferris wheel ;) You expressed the feelings very well here.

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Life is a thrill but the boring bits make us forget

Claudia said...

ha - i'm a control freak and my relation to thrill rides is ambivalent...when my colleagues talked me into a wild rollercoaster ride at the europa park a while back, i wanted to get out...and i would have if the straps hadn't been fastened...oy

Björn said...

The seeking of thrill is something to keep you young in a sense. Still the going around seeking for thrill is sad though.

Mary said...

You have captured the sense of excitement / thrill in thrill rides. I do know some people who absolutely can't get enough of them....but I'm one who wouldn't be caught dead on a roller coaster though I understand the allure. Smiles.

nance.mdr said...

and again...

Kate Mia said...

Ahh..to be the free roller coaster of life..i think it's possible..i think i'll float with my feet on dry land..and then my happy feet..will roller coast..my life in NOW..in everywhere but ocean..as that is too deep for me..:)

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