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Fun Performance Poetry

Magic

Salford, 29th April 2020

so, what do you see ?

portrayed in the glass ball in front of you

heaven knows, but the girl in the fancy silks

engages you to look at the image

revealing itself to her in the crystal ball

everyone outside the tent, says its an act – but who knows ?

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Childhood

Magic roundabout II

Salford 17th April 2020

Maybe it was magic

as me and my little sister

gracefully rode around in circles

in those little cars going around and around

colourful lights going on and off

Revolutions

of colourful characters – going

up and down and round and around

not so fast though – to protect little tums

driving a car or riding a horse

aided by the magic mirrored motor in the middle

bundles of fun for young and old alike

only – you’ll be distracted by the rides for the older kids

until you get to their age

throwing caution to the wind, and lunch on your lap

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Sweets

Cotton Candy

Crafted from wisps of warm sugar

out of the machine it forms

taking the shape of a cloud

the cloud rises on the warm air

on some occasion, it has to be caught in the

nick of time, before it floats off on its own

Could there be a treat sweeter than this

as the candyman catches the cloud

numbers of children watch as its

delivered on the stick, all

yelling they want one – its such a sweet favorite

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Poetry

Carousel

Call it horse riding with a difference

As the music starts and your horse goes

Round and Round

On the edge – you see your mum and dad cheer you on

Until its time to get off your ride’s back

Sailing in circles, one after the other

Enjoyment, with lights and music

Loving every Minute

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Fairground Fun

Hoopla

#Fowc #Hoopla

Saturday 20th April, 2019

Have a go, step right up – try your hand at getting the Hoop

On the target

Of course , land it on the right target – you’ll get a

Prize, It’s all down to where your hoop

Lands – and that’s down to your

Aim and Throw

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Haunted Places Poetry

Not so fun fair

Salford, 15th September 2018

#Promptuarium #funfair

notsofunfair

The park wasn’t the same since the incident

the big wheel now sits there alone

the funfair moved on – down the road to another town

no explanation given, and silence from its visitors

as gory decoration sways from the wheel

in the northern wind

 

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Animals Childhood Colours Fairground Places Pleasures Poetry

Magic Roundabout

Carousel

An acrostic on the Carousel, by Inky.

 

Carouselhorse.jpg

 

Crazy, the way this

amusement ride of colour turns

round and around to the sound

of the pipes in its middle

under the musics charms the

stallions and fillies move up and down

expect laughter and cheers from the

little ones, who’ve been waiting all summer to ride it

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Fairground Fun Ride

Corkscrew

A tale of a fairground ride

Starting slowly
you slowly make your ascent
building in speed
till you start to drop
speeding up as you turn
round and round you go
till the spiral ends
and the corkscrew stops
and your stomach drops