Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Hope, dreams, faith, happiness
Fears, disbelief, skepticism
Up and down like a roller-coaster
Walking blinded
Searching for a place to rest
Withdrawing to a solitary space deep within
Holding the will to escape
Embracing the wish to stay

Up and down like a roller-coaster
Breathing deep… searching for the self
Remembering and accepting who I am
Knowing that nothing is lost
Aware that I am at the right place

Up and down like a roller-coaster
Holding things together
Prioritizing what truly matters
Breaking traditions

Fighting back while trying to remember who I am
Breathing deep… reconnecting

Up and down like a roller-coaster
Controlling the urge to yell
A battle within is being fought
among what I've been taught and what I know

Nostalgia of good times
Contentment of knowing it is just a learning phase
Holding, breathing, on tenterhooks…

Up, up, up
Down, down, down

Up and down like a roller-coaster
Such is the ugly reality of change…
Letting go and opening up
Free of fears and remorse

© 2010 Gabriela Abalo


Kass said...

You have described so well what I am feeling lately.

Am I to understand you have moved, but you're not going to Uruguay and longer?

RA said...

But isn't it just this roller-coaster movement that makes life so exciting? Besides, without the downs we couldn't recognise the ups. I love life because of it's ups and downs. :)

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Francisca said...

I have often described my life as a wild roller-coaster ride... and I wouldn't have it any other way, really. The good, the bad, the ugly. So I identified with your words quite strongly, Gabriela... until the last paragraph. :-) (Nice blog you have; love the title photo.)

Tag said...

Keeping in mind the roller coaster ride ends at some point. Peace and stability are regained and perhaps we have seen new vistas in the ups and gratitude in the downs.

Ed Pilolla said...

letting go and opening up.
terrific stuff.
and hopelessly in love.
riding the roller coaster
and laughing hysterically every chance we get.

Jingle said...

what a ride,
lovely written!