Tipping the Scales

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Up and down

Round and round

I feel I am going

Back and forth nonstop

From good to bad

And all around again

I fall down the rabbit hole

Never reaching the other side

Lost in a limbo of patterns

Never ending conflicts

Making my life a battleground

It is tipping to one side now

As pain and loneliness takes over

I am not even sure

What I am fighting for

I just know I want my life back

To be within my control

I must steady myself

To this sudden imbalance

And find the strength

To be whole again


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – pattern

Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back

Up and down or

Give and take;

Most of the time

Life is back and forth.

But once in a while

You find a little leverage

And you can

Tip the scales

In your favor.

Be careful however,

If you push too much

You might just be

Pulled off your feet.

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – leverage