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The Fairground

                          The Fairground
I remember the fairground when I was a child, there
was the candy Fairy Floss machines, and you could 
See them spinning the spider webs of sugar which 
Made up the sweet delight, that children loved to eat
Then There was Sideshow Alleys with its clown stall 
With the moving heads and popping the balls into it's 
Mouth, there was the shooting galleries and penny 
Toss events and many other things to play, there was a 
Ghost Train and the Dodgem Cars and Boats, where 
Bumping deliberately was not allowed, the Penny Arcade 
With Pinball games and the Claw Crane  where you tried 
To grab a prize If you where lucky, penny slots which 
Could give you a free ball and your penny back by flicking
A lever, and now the main events, the Big Dipper or
Roller Coaster, it would leave you going back for your
Stomach, the large Slippery Dips, Hall of Mirrors and
The Tunnel of Love river caves, Ferris Wheel and the
Helter Skelter where you rode down a spiral on a mat 
But the one thing that stands out in the Fairground 
Was the giant Carousel, a beautiful hand crafted 
Turntable loaded with beautifully crafted wooden
Horses, which where all hand painted, children would
Always want to ride this iconic ride and if you where
Able to grab the brass ring, you would get another
Ride absolutely free, yes the Fairground was an event
In itself, as children would always want to go there
All of the time and even the adults would ask  their
Children to go, because inside every adult lived 
Another little child, they all loved the Fairground. 

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  1. Date: 6/19/2013 1:01:00 AM
    Hello John: I have enjoyed looking over your poems. Lots of nostalgia and this one ignites memories. Welcome. SuZ

    Ginesi Avatar John Ginesi
    Date: 6/19/2013 3:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi SuZ-D, I am so glad you enjoyed this trip down memory lane with my poem, I often do nostalgic poems and create many story poems, inspirational and narrative poems, it is what my mind has foccused on that inspires me and sometime past and current events, like the Gunpowder Plot in "Off with a Bang" and the night the Earth came close to it's own destruction, Halley's Comet in 1910 "The Night of the Comet" some of my recent poems and others of differrent genres, not forgetting my Serial-Poem, based on my unpublished book, "Legend of the Black Dove" 1 part at the beginning of each month. The hero is put in danger each chapter, like the old cinema serials of way back, thanks for being a loyal follower, all the best. John (Thanks for a wonderful welcome, nice people here).
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:26:00 AM
    You evidently are fond for narration and this one is particularly interesting because recalls times I have in my mind. Thank you, Mario

    Ginesi Avatar John Ginesi
    Date: 6/9/2013 12:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I do a lot of narrative poems so I can be the Storyteller, it is a powerful way of delivering poetry. I have on occasion done rhyming poetry but it depends on my mood at the time, I also do nostalgic poems a fair bit, I am pleased this may have brought back past memories.
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 8:44:00 AM
    Hi John.. the title of this poem caught my attention. I too loved the Fairground atmosphere-- we had smaller versions under the big screens of outdoor drive-in cinemas. Great write. Read my "Carousels and Candyfloss"-- one of the first I posted on P/Soup.

    Ginesi Avatar John Ginesi
    Date: 6/7/2013 11:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Kim, I posted a comment on your poem, "Carousels and Candyfloss",very good work it is very good to share nostalgia, and I have many poems I have posted they are of various topics feel free tp browse and comment. John Ginesi
  1. Date: 6/6/2013 10:14:00 PM
    Hello John, thank you for supporting my contest... Congratulations! love~ Linda

    Ginesi Avatar John Ginesi
    Date: 6/7/2013 3:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are welcome Linda, some contests are complicated and hard to work out what their requirements are. I am good at writing and reviewing but the contests are a different story. Thanks for being a good friend. John