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County Fair

Tuesday night 
Nobody reads poetry
They all sit at home
Dazed from Monday
Oblivious and alone

Postcards from 
Yesterday
Upon the office wall
Nothing left to do 
Let’s take the kids…
        To the fair

Rick Skaggs is playing
There’s a carney with a grin
Stuffed animals
And a hint of gin
      At the county fair

Am I alone here?
In this world
Or does anyone really 
Care?
Corn dogs
      At the county fair

Meat on a stick
So tasty
Yet so unreal
Don’t be late 
Don’t stay to long
        At the county fair

Poetry can wait
Cotton candy 
And a roller coaster
Bumper cars
And stomach aches
       At the county fair

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  1. Date: 8/17/2013 10:49:00 AM

    I like this one kilmer because I think places like the county fair take us away from our own reality for a moment, but, as if nothing matters for that brief time where we can get away from the norm...thats how i felt when reading this poem. i'm going to coney island they still have those.weird freak shows lol we all need it sometimes just to have & outlet:) thanks for a good reminder...

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/17/2013 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes indeed. We have a very small county fair here with a rodeo every year. It's a hoot to go to because it's so corny (except for the rodeo part). The booths and rides are tiny and mostly for kids. But it's fun and weird at the same time. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 5:04:00 PM

    Interesting contemplation and questions in this particular poem. I am very impressed with this one! Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/19/2013 7:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my friend. Always good to hear from you. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:21:00 PM

    A nice escape. Your style reminds me a little of a Tim Burton film in this one. Quaint, charming with a hint of dimness. :)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/14/2013 5:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank Karen. As always your comments give me something to ponder and of course are always appreciated. Kilmer