THE MERRY-GO-ROUND by Angela Harburn

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Inspired by the wonderful poem of the same name by my dear friend Sally Omar


Up and down..up and down
Remembering being a child
Instincts so wild
Loving that thrilll
And yet chill
Of up and down..up and down
And round..round..round
No one ever explained to me
What the future would be
Up and down .. up and down
Thought life would be a strait path
Mustn’t have known too much math
It didn’t turn out that way
Life not on a steady ride
We slip..we slide..slip and slide
One day life puts you on easy street
The next day you can accomplish no feat
You can be rich one day
The next it’s all taken away
You can find love
Thank the Powers above
The next day love goes
Life no longer a rose
Your job can be a blast
Next day you’s in the past
So I would have to equate
Everyone’s life up to this date
Going Up and down..Up and down

Please visit Sally’s page
and read more of her creative writing – you will be amazed! x

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  • Nancy Polanski
    Nancy Polanskialmost 7 years ago

    Very nice, Angela!

  • Thank you so much Nancy! x

    – Angela Harburn

  • Corinne Noon
    Corinne Noonalmost 7 years ago

    Nice capture,has an antique look to it …great poem from Sally another talented person…

  • Very many thanks Corinne – I read Sally’s wonderful poem and remembered a photo I had taken of a Merry-go-round many years ago – they just seemed to fit together! x

    – Angela Harburn

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omaralmost 7 years ago

    Angela, I love it so much..what a beautiful are amazing…Sally xxoo

  • I’m delighted you love it Sally – your poem was the inspiration – you too are amazing my dear friend! xxx

    – Angela Harburn

  • Mandy Fell
    Mandy Fellalmost 7 years ago

    great image Angela. love the effect you have put on this one.

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillalmost 7 years ago

    Gorgeous imagery, lovely story, they go so well togther. /great

  • Thank you so much Hilary – I was really inspired by Sally’s poem – so glad you enjoyed it! xxx

    – Angela Harburn

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 7 years ago

    Lovely image

  • Very many thanks Barry – appreciate your comments! x

    – Angela Harburn

  • butchart
    butchartalmost 7 years ago

    beautiful work for beautiful words… lovely collaboration… congratulations….. peace and light………………b

  • Thank you so much butchart – very much appreciated! x

    – Angela Harburn

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 7 years ago

    wonderful sepia and compostion ! love it

  • Thank you so much Lu – means a lot! xxx

    – Angela Harburn

  • frozenfa
    frozenfaalmost 7 years ago

    Lovely piece.. it really matches the poem, vice versa.. =D
    Thanks for sharing such a lovely poem with us! am going to checkout Sally’s page now.. =D

  • Thank you so much Fa – so glad you enjoyed it – you will love Sally’s writing for sure! xxx

    – Angela Harburn

  • HiromiCat
    HiromiCatalmost 7 years ago

    Very bautiful image! Merry-Merry-Go-Round! I always exiting this lovely place.

  • Thank you so much HiromiCat – glad you enjoyed it! x

    – Angela Harburn

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