Written for:  dVerse Poets, “Amuse Me!  Take Me For a Ride!   (Posted by Lillian)
For today’s Poetics, I’d like you to think about amusement parks, carnivals, rides, cotton candy, state fairs. Dig back in your memories. Did you ever ride a ferris wheel? A carousel? Maybe you can evoke the madcap feeling of a place like this. Or use the idea as an extended metaphor. In any case, amuse us, take us on a ride! Get into the spirit of Riverview Park! Use your imaginations and have fun with this!

Horse goes up
horse goes down,
that’s my speed,
a merry-go-round.
Others get kicks
from ferris wheels,
cyclones, and parachutes
I’ll have a hot dog,
some candy corn,
and to you dare-devils,
I salute.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to Grounded

  1. frankhubeny says:

    Food and a merry-go-round are all one needs.


  2. lillian says:

    Smiling I am! This is almost me at my stage in life right now. Except I’ve always gotten sick on the merry-go-round’s circular motion….get car sick too if I read anything (including watching GPS on my phone for another driver). So I do enjoy getting a treat and watching the daredevils! 🙂 So glad you posted. Happy Thursday!


  3. The Merry-go-round was my favorite ride! (It still is.)


  4. HA! I’m inclined to agree. I rode a rollercoaster once, and my neck has never been the same!

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