The Carnival

I’m walking through the carnival.
The lights are too bright.
The calliope is too loud.
Clouds of smoke float by.

I hold my head high.
The night is not old yet.
Now that the sky is dark,
I can see the fireworks sparkle.

I hear smooth music start.
A running crowd draws near.
I follow the strange people.
Then I see an old friend.

My loneliness fades away quickly.
I speak to my companion.
We return to the carnival.
I’m keeping my plans open.

William Wayne Smith

The Grand Damme by Poppy (CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0)

This entry was posted in Poetry and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.