Fun?

I wrote this poem in response to a prompt from dVerse Poets Pub asking for poems about fun fairs. Dredging the memories, this is what I came up with while on the train home today….

Sultry summer’s evening
over in the park –
Hot, noisy, crowded, colourful
mass of humanity
Lights flashing
metal hits rubber
children howling
mothers screaming
sparks, crackling, arcing
Thump,
someone springs on a car
Laughter, male voices shouting
metal hits rubber
Quick, through the gap,
reverse
thump,
reverse again
And the music, loud, so loud…
this is fun?

6 comments

  1. ha it can certainly be rather chaotic cant it…you capture that well…and i like the sounds in this as well as it creates that cacophony…

  2. nice…heat, crowd, music, screams, metal hits rubber, lights…you capture the colorful chaos well…

    • Well, I nearly didn’t post, couldn’t get inspired, until I suddenly thought of dodgems…..I’m getting better at trying to write to a deadline. Next I need to start working on the metaphors, and getting some deeper thoughts into my poetry…one day..

  3. Hey Sue, you are writing a lot – good for you. This certainly captures the dodgem experience…dVerse is good for getting us going don’t you think?

    • I agree, dVerse is great for getting us going…having been unable to write for a while, I have found the prompts invaluable for giving me a kick up the proverbial…and great to have the discipline of writing in a short timeframe.

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