sylvia spencer

Rookie - 0 Points (24 12 43 / woolwich london)

Roll up Roll up

Roll up Roll up! come to the Fair,
roll up roll up! come take a ride.
Come and see the Carousel,
and all the show's on the side.
Coconut Shy's, three balls for a pound.
'Try hitting the target madam,
not the ground!
Fortune Tellers and kiss me quick hats,
Helter Scelter slides, on coconut mats.
Bumper Cars, Ghost Trains,
The rides that thrill, and the Scenic Raiway,
that goes up, and over the hill.
Big Dippers and water rides,
will all give you a scare,
but lets face it folks, that's the fun of the fair.

Toffee apples and peanuts, lot's of stickey treats,
candy floss, burgers, and sugar dummy sweets.
'So come on Dad's, you won't find it a bore,
their's a Rifle Range, where you can score!
Send the kids to the fun house, and Mum to bingo
that's if she can understand the lingo.We have a Picnic Park,
and a place to ramble, and lots of Arcades for those,
who want to gamble.
Gift shops for presents, and postcards to send,
and if the young ones get tired,
we have a pushchair to lend, and if be needed,
there's a bouncy castle, to tie the day up,
in a gift wrapped parcel.
'Roll up Roll up, here I go again,
sorry folks it's now started to rain!

Submitted: Monday, March 13, 2006
Edited: Monday, March 13, 2006

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Roll up Roll up by sylvia spencer )

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (3/15/2006 1:14:00 PM)

    All the fun of the fair.Lovely.From Duncan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Scarlett Treat (3/15/2006 6:30:00 AM)

    I hear the music of the Merry-go-round calling me now. The feeling of walking around as a child, so full of excitement that I thought I would burst. I absolutely loved this one, Rosie, and the feel of disappointment when that rain come! ! Oh, how we ran for cover. Good work, Scarlett (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (3/13/2006 5:32:00 AM)

    What a happy, positive poem. It is pure summertime.Reminds me of country fairs and
    the circus.

    Love, Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie William Jackson (3/13/2006 2:21:00 AM)

    Great images. This reminds me of the carnivals I went to as a kid as well as some I saw in Germany as an adult. (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]