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The Clown Ride

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Corinne
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state of confusion


0 posted 02-03-2000 05:19 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

The Clown Ride

Itís a private ride in an exclusive park,
but it is not amusing.
Reservations are required.
Many people take this trip
at one time or another,
some more than once.

The kids wonít beg to ride this roller coaster,
they wonít like this one at all.
But theyíll be there.

Sitting right behind you.
Asking when it will stop.
It ainít Mr. Toadís Wild Ride.

While coasting briefly at the top,
everything seems alright,
but itís a fast trip back down.

Slow clickity clack on the uphill track,
Whoosh of sound, coming back down.

I know that this ride has an end,
It must.  Iíve made a promise that it does.

After several revolutions,
half-a-dozen solutions.

No, my friend of same last name,
we canít let go, mid curve.
All we can do is hold on,
chip away at the answers,
until this clown runs out of steam.

© 2000 Corinne Bailey

(in case I'm being too obtuse, this poem is about divorce)

© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Danny Holloway
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1 posted 02-03-2000 05:54 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Must admit I didn't get the meaning until I saw your note at the bottom.  Then reread again and the picture came clear.  An unpleasant ride I'm sure.
I enjoy your writing, it is consistently good.
DH
Denise
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2 posted 02-03-2000 07:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

One ride was enough for me, that's for sure!
You've described it well, Corinne!

Denise
 
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