Until That Momentum Slows

It's difficult to drop to stop,
What's out of control.
Once it goes downhill,
It slips too fast from a grasp...
No one can hold.

And as escapes,
People use excuses to make.
With a doing that's done to do and everyday.
To deny those consequences,
Made they have to face.

But overcoming what's been done is never fun.
No!
Or is it that easy to hide from that which comes.

It's difficult to drop to stop,
What's out of control.
Once it goes downhill,
It slips too fast from a grasp...
No one can hold.

It is best,
To roll with the punches.
It is best,
To go with the flow.
It is best,
To accept what happens...
Until that momentum slows.

It is best,
To roll with the punches.
It is best,
To go with the flow.
It is best,
To accept what happens...
Until that momentum slows.
And...
Maybe a control will return to a hold one knows.
And...
Maybe that control one knew has a lighter load.

Until that momentum slows...
Maybe a control will return to a hold one knows.
And...
Maybe that control one knew has a lighter load.

Pray,
Until momentum slows.
Everyday,
Until momentum slows.
Keep the faith,
Until momentum slows.
Never stray too far away!

Pray,
Until momentum slows.
Everyday,
Until momentum slows.
Keep the faith,
Until momentum slows.
Never stray too far away!
Pray.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (6)

A wonderful poem indeed. Clever use of words giving a sweet flow to the poem. Enjoyed.
Wonderful imagery, 'badly lit battle-scenes' and 'like a dog looking for a place to sleep in'
where occasionally a heron may undo his head, shake up his feathers, make an uncertain comment I enjoyed the humorous descriptions of nature in the storm... Then in the last stanza the sombre part...can't be fun caught in the storm like that. This poem is do beautifully packaged. Thank go posting
think of him as uninjured in- the storm in dark coarse- fibred families the surrounding water all stuck as fistfuls of limp fish-skeletons but injured all in man made (battle) field!
A beautiful poem on storm and nature has been nicely and astutely executed.
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