Tilting on a spinning top 
Keeping balance by a thread
One’s life whirling ‘til it flops
Waiting ‘til it moves ahead

Mesmerized by glorious gain
Flinging, crashing uncontrolled
Excited to start o’er again
Climb to heights as yet untold

Ordeals leaving one undone
When the air becomes too thin
Survival orders one come down
Bittersweet the efforts then

Yet all climbing’s not in vain
Lessons hard won realized there
Good from hardship can become
Sweetness born of bitter fare

Is not this earth a tilting top
Spinning in a cosmic place
Lest we forget Who starts and stops
We’re at His mercy and His grace

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