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I was talking on Skype and had an awesome metaphor hit me full on … I immediately started writing this poem.  Who else feels that love is a gyroscope that keeps one stable?


Orientation maintained

Momentum sustained

Unaffected by whispered refrains

by lips with jealous stains

on teeth

Acidic gossip attempts to eat

 away at resolve’s enamel

but the lies bequeathed

to itching ears fail to alter

focused course

Whispers lashing

Ground teeth gnashing

as one sails forward unaffected

Nothing knocks us to the ground

for we are protected all around

by love’s gyroscope.

A gyroscope keeps its rotation axis constant. ...

A gyroscope keeps its rotation axis constant. Therefore, angles measured in this frame are equivalent to angles measured in the lab frame (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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43 thoughts on “Stability

  1. woah!! some epiphany! 😀


    Posted by Archana | May 29, 2012, 6:48 PM
  2. love certainly wins in the end…and gossip surely erodes at our foundation though…that and lies for sure…tight little write man…


    Posted by brian miller | May 29, 2012, 7:28 PM
  3. very cool..love the image…a comfortable feeling in this..and hey..no wonder..you’re in love…smiles


    Posted by claudia | May 29, 2012, 7:55 PM
  4. Now if this isn’t totally brilliant, I don’t know what is.
    Love the idea, love the way you lined it up for us and loved your choice of image.
    Can’t take my eye off any of this.


    Posted by aprille | May 29, 2012, 8:07 PM
  5. Super flow here. Just rolls and rolls.

    Great work.


    Posted by skyraftwanderer | May 29, 2012, 8:37 PM
  6. fascinating metaphor and very well written poem… I guess..if love is at the centre of the gyroscope- it is solid…sometimes surrounded by rapid movement and change…but always solid….or..maybe love is the chaos that holds us all of the chaos together…stops everything from spinning out of control…great concept…totally got me thinking…those first 3 lines are sweet as….so good


    Posted by poemsofhateandhope | May 29, 2012, 8:40 PM
  7. Very cool!


    Posted by Mama Zen | May 29, 2012, 9:40 PM
  8. I love this though


    Posted by Marlo | May 29, 2012, 10:07 PM
  9. Nice, real cute, hummm, good job, clap clap clap.


    Posted by empresscolleen | May 29, 2012, 11:42 PM
  10. An interesting metaphor to use…and such a cool gyroscope …its mesmerizing ~


    Posted by Heaven (@asweetlust) | May 30, 2012, 12:20 AM
  11. Fantastic metaphor. Protection with fluid movement. Nice!


    Posted by bittersweetverse | May 30, 2012, 12:46 AM
  12. “Orientation maintained / Momentum sustained” … perfect. What a cool metaphor!


    Posted by Alex Dissing | May 30, 2012, 12:59 AM
  13. You’re really growing as a poet Robert…think you’re finally getting ‘it’ – distillation, imagery, efficiency, lack of masturbation…. Well done mate. Keep at it.


    Posted by Mark Jason Welch | May 30, 2012, 1:06 AM
  14. great cadence throughout this, all spinning down to that last phrase at the end, that perfect bit of truth. yes.


    Posted by kelly | May 30, 2012, 2:08 AM
  15. So well expressed! And I so agree….love protects…not only love for someone else but healthy self love and confidence. Bravo!


    Posted by 1emeraldcity | May 30, 2012, 5:37 PM
  16. It is a great metaphor! A small piece of me wishes there was one more line so that when “gyroscope” hits at the end, it would have rhymed with something before it, just to carry on with the great flow you had throughout. But I know that an unrhymed end makes for good emphasis too.


    Posted by jessicamarie19 | May 31, 2012, 6:01 PM
  17. Beautiful imagery. Loved it.


    Posted by Kim or Lisa | June 5, 2012, 1:54 PM
  18. I was falling and falling and then I was caught by a fluffy white cloud. Wonderful piece!


    Posted by Kay Salady | June 13, 2012, 11:26 AM
  19. Great metaphor fir love, which I do believe keeps me up when the world wants to knock me off my feet. The chinese language has an interesting character called the wobbling pivot, which kind of means the same thing that you describe in your piem, though it does not refer to only love.


    Posted by Chazinator | June 20, 2012, 11:01 PM
  20. This is indeed a great metaphor. Wise thoughts, too, about how we can undo ourselves and others by our words…a constant struggle.


    Posted by Victoria C. Slotto | June 21, 2012, 2:58 AM
  21. Cool metaphor – love the stabilizing gyroscope – certainly in a lifetime of love there is a lot of spinning and a lot of changing. Children move the center, and age changes and slows the rotation!


    Posted by Gay | June 21, 2012, 4:15 AM
  22. clever image choice – it really works here. Nice!


    Posted by C. Edward Olson (@olsonomics) | June 21, 2012, 6:58 PM

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