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Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 3 March 2019 – At the Fair

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Sarah is the host of Saturday Mix — Mad About Metaphor. Sarah says:

Our metaphor this week is:

Cotton candy words

I’m not sure if I properly used the cotton candy words here or not.  It seems like I did, as he was able to convince her with his words, but the actual words were not spoken.  Am I overthinking it??

 

I met the clown at the fair one day

When we each rode bumper cars

He banged me round the course in play

Til my eyes were seeing stars

*

He promised me the moon that night

As we spun on the ferris wheel

His arms like octupi, a fright

As my innocence he tried to steal

*

Shushing my fears, he made me laugh

With handsprings and a tune

Words of forevermore cut my fear in half

Under the full moon in June

*

The fair, it closed, he held me close

And said that we’d never part

From his clothes he pulled a rose

And won my childish heart

*

We slept that night in a caravan

But we didn’t really sleep

At dawn my funny clown had ran

This fool can only weep

6 thoughts on “Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 3 March 2019 – At the Fair

  1. Always go where the prompt leads… The fair ain’t always fair.
    But then neither is life, most often. Best we can do is choose our rides.
    Sometimes I think we long to be sweet talked… to boost moral.

    I enjoyed your ride of words. Reminded me of a few times in younger daze…
    innocence seems to go too soon.

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  2. Clowning around, handsprings, fool… pretty much anything with a double meaning is my take. Metaphor (noun) a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. (and any of the synonyms there of: figure of speech, figurative expression, image, trope, allegory, parable, analogy, comparison, symbol, emblem, word painting, word picture; literary conceit.
    and a thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else, especially something abstract.

    However all that being said. I am a rebel in regards to rules. 😉

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