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Carousel

Carousel

A Poem by Spencer Barker

On and on, the carousel rides. 
Flickering from the many houses, the many faces of light. 
Laughter, fun, joy, and none, 
the carousel rides weighing your memories ton. 
Holding on tight, holding on dear, 
it is to hold onto your life. 
No matter the scare, no matter the fright, 
believe me, it is worth the fight. 
The carousel quickens, your fears increase, but trust me, 
it is worth the fight. 
Brightest of life, darkest of life flicker by in the reins of the carousel horses,
but somehow the fear worsens. 
But trust me, it is worth the fight. 
Dear Sir, you may have a fright, but I assure you, it will only last only for a sight. 
Fists clenched, eyes shut, and brow wicked with sweat, you ride on. 
Thoughts race as you come to embrace. 
The weight of the world on your shoulders and then...
the carousel slows. 
The horses lessen their grips, the reins loose, 
you feel as though you were a caboose. 
Memories of loved ones swim into view as a boat in the sea,
and you know it was worth the fight to get to them. 
Stepping off the carousel, and dizziness, oh, dizziness. 
But trust me, it is worth the fight. 
"I am glad I ride" 




© 2016 Spencer Barker



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This carousel resembles so much of life
we get on this ride challenging ourselves
maybe one day at a time

i enjoyed your style here
its quite distinct
and rather depicts the motion of life

Posted 1 Year Ago


Spencer Barker

1 Year Ago

Thank you, RiverSided!
The rhythm , colour and exhilaration of riding the carousel are so well brought out in the pace of this descriptive piece of writing. All it needed was a background of steam organ music to bring it to reality.

Norman

Posted 1 Year Ago


Spencer Barker

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Norman! Much appreciated. That is a good point; that would add more of a carnival feel to.. read more
Wow... I actually got dizzy, as if I was on a carousel!

Really well written!!!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Spencer Barker

1 Year Ago

Taylor, thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it.
Spencer Barker

1 Year Ago

And trust me, writing this made me a little dizzy, myself. :)

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Added on February 11, 2016
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Tags: Carousel, Poetry, Thought, Memory, Life, Writing