karen sinclair

Rookie - 190 Points (brighton)

Kids And Dogs And Monkey's - Poem by karen sinclair

A slippery moustached man slid along the beach
Tiny monkey tethered upon his right shoulder
'want your picture taken lady, with the lovely monkey, only 50p! '

A white boxer dog, skirted at Billy Smarts circus
Ruffled collar, leaping through (flaming) hoops
The moustached ring master flicks his tailcoat, grins and bows

Straw hatted donkeys, sweating by the beach
Small children and large ladies sucking ice-creams
race on their backs as bawdy men smile and pocket small change

Sectioned glass bowls stored head high
As fairground fodder throw hoops to try win one bemused
Golden fish, dragged home in a plastic bag, swung by a small child

But the much loved mongrel, the heinz 57 (dog) he had it best
Latch street dogs with latch street kids
Racing free as a seagull then home just before dusk
For their tea...

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Just thoughts of 70's kids and the animals that suffered for our benefit

Comments about Kids And Dogs And Monkey's by karen sinclair

  • (4/13/2013 2:06:00 PM)

    A wonderful description of life, seasides, circuses and latch key dogs. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/5/2012 11:32:00 AM)

    Great images and times lovingly conveyed, not sentimentally but with great wit and fond reflection, as free as the memories that now come and go to that fleeting carefree domain. (Report) Reply

  • (7/5/2012 2:27:00 AM)

    Great description, brings back childhood memories for me.....Latch street dogs with latch street kids and I loved the phrase 'Straw hatted donkeys' as I imagined the donkeys in their hats and it made me laugh :)
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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