Below is the poem entitled AIR BALLOON RIDE AT THE FAIR which was written by poet
Maverick. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Bright yellow, green and blue
Are some colours to name a few.
And in their daub or scroll[ compete compare
To the carnival’s lively and zany air.
Powdered faces pale announce
A disregard (of) or speak to superficial self,
As buzzing rides revolve and reel,
While the spielers project & create (their feel)
To sweet smelling grass in the down-trodden field.
See the open mouthed and blank-eyes clowns,
With heads that left to right will turn half round
When pretty Katie passes by,(Vivacious child in navy dress,)
Honey skin and teeth chalk white, under coiffeured tress.
Within her hand from Daddys passed
A pink balloon all helium gassed,
while In the other hand is pressed
An icy pole half past its best.
A stray dog with darting chocolate eyes
Espies the treat and makes a try,
Now poor Katie covers her face and cries,
As her air balloon makes its maiden ride
Over the hot dog stall it goes[ as Katie screams on tippy toes
While Rover wolfs his stolen delight,
Oblivious to the toddler’s plight.
Up…up into the atmosphere and then a sudden rush of air,
It to the big wheel sends from there,
Where a wild-eyed lad with hair like straw
Fixes it fast in a gangly paw,
But Daddy sees it all transpire, and scooping up Katie heads that way,
As Daddies will to save the day.
(ammended 19 04 2011)
© Joe Maverick 10-12-2010