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 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Tale of lost innocence.

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  2. Jules says:

    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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    1. msjadeli says:

      What you are saying leads me to believe there are metaphors in the poem 🙂


      1. Jules says:

        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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