Roller Coaster


Now, that’s what it’s like

when you’re having a ride

on a roller coaster:

You buy your ticket, get on,

got your safety-belt fastened,

and when the thing starts moving:

There’s no chance to get off!


What ever is going to happen,

to you, to your neighbour, your stomach:

you’re in with it, there’s no escape!

You can only just shriek and laugh and cry,

take someone’s hand,

expecting to die…

But you’re going to

stay alive

and recognise

the worth of your life

more than ever.


When we finally meet –

don’t shake my hand, say ‘how do you do’

– Who would do such on a roller coaster?!

And when we meet

this means

we’re just rushing down

and passing a loop…