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AIR BALLOON RIDE AT THE FAIR

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AIR BALLOON RIDE AT THE FAIR

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 coiffure'd tress.
Within her hand from Daddy's 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

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  1. Date: 9/27/2011 12:16:00 AM
    Hey, you were so right in saying this was one of your best poems ever. This is one I had given you a 7 for! and from my comment below, I really raved about it. I will keep reviewing that list of your personal faves each time I visit you but I bet I have already seen them all! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 12:04:00 PM
    I always wanted to go on one of those hot air ballons. you wrote a very vivid picture of the carnival. i can smell the cotton candy, smells coming from the hot dog vender, the crowd, this was a great write, enjoyed it as did Katie. a heart felt write. thank you for your comment on Spring Time Follies

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 11:06:00 AM
    It's like taking a trip to the country fair, Joe. Thank you! Much happening, one can almost hear and see "all transpire". Very nice piece, Joe! Best to you and yours, Mikki

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 7:41:00 PM
    wow, joe, this is really super cool. Too bad SKAT's contest had not been narrative form. Then I think you could have entered this and it could have won first place!! I wrote a carnival poem about a boy at a fair one time. I could see our poems together in a book devoted to "fair tales!" A 7 for this one!

  1. Date: 1/9/2011 9:26:00 PM
    HELLO, JOE. STOPPING BY TO SAY HI! AND ASK WHERE IS MY ENTRY. I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION YOU HAD ME AN ENTRY.. STILL I LOVE THIS POEM..~LUV~SKAT

  1. Date: 12/25/2010 7:18:00 AM
    Hope you enjoyed your balloon ride. In my poem I am taking a part of a story I wrote for The Age of Super Heroes in which Demon Racer and Judo King were something like Batman and Robin. Peace Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 12/24/2010 6:38:00 AM
    Colorful and active, Joe. Dave

  1. Date: 12/22/2010 6:43:00 PM
    I love it Joe,, i thought it was for the balloon contest,,, enjoyed your poem,..p.d.

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 9:09:00 PM
    An interesting tale, Joe. Good description! LUv, Andrea