*info on artist below
Little girl on the flying horse,
big blue eyes under felt-brimmed hat,
freckled face and a dreamy smile:
she rides and rides and rides.
Big long strip of tickets to ride,
calliope trilling: another world,
nothing bad can happen,
it's time to forget,
just as long as she can ride.
Ride after ride,
on the same white horse:
galloping towards Tomorrow's dreams,
lost in a trance of bliss
for as long as she can ride.
as a sweetener
to get off the horse
and leave the fair,
say goodbye and leave him there
till the next time she can ride.
fried grease in the air,
but they have to go;
they're leaving the fair,
child looking back
at the big white horse,
her happiest hours
when she could ride.
*The Collage is by artist Fabiola D'Antuono,
whose etsy shop can be reached by
clicking on the link.
Ella's prompt for the Thursday Think Tank
this week at Poets United is: Carnival,
which jogged a few memories loose.
Thanks, kiddo, I needed that!