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Rating: 5.0
preferring not to read between the lines
but rather to witness the carnage, the visage
face to face
on the fast rollercoaster
enjoyed for its weightless curves and swing
few bother to remark
on axle construction
or merry-go-round similarities
scream out loud
who cares
its the ride amigo
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Blue angel Florida 06 July 2007
Ihhhhhhhhhh HA! :) So lost I was in reading your art that I just realized after your last sentece call that is way passed my time to go and face the fact that I must sleep...Later then, for more to learn, back here reading you The Tailor Bell Poet I shall be. So inteligent and well tought...Art of yours, managed with perfection...
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Gregory Gunn 15 October 2006
Yeah, suppose most folk don't stop to smell the stenches nor even ponder what it's all about, Alfie. Perhaps it's better that way, in that ignorance is bliss; if one thinks excessively, then he or she just might fly off their roundabout. Damned good piece of inking, Tailor. Cheers, Greg PS: No Soup For YOU!
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Barbara James 14 September 2006
a really well crafted and successful poem. This poem has wonderful movement. Really fine, Tailor Barbara
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Patricia Gale 09 September 2006
Fun filled read! A chilhood remembrance but also life as an adult
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Melvina Germain 01 September 2006
Lot's of fun coming our way, great poem, thankyou--Melvina
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Alison Cassidy 22 August 2006
Tailor, this one rocks and reminds this reader of childhood delight when, after initial excruciating terror, the ride could be repeated until the money ran out. It's about the rush, living in the moment. Love the last four lines especially. Warmly, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Nalini Hebbar 20 August 2006
i wish it was the same with life...but we are forced to ask those questions...to read between lines...somehow everything runs only between the lines these days...nothing is innocently sweet and nice...everybody has plans/motives at every turn of the rollercoster...we have to ask questions if we dont want to remain in a weightlessness state forever...your poem somehow made me pensive...love...nalini
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Unique work, in particular the casing choice which intimates an ongoing event that we, the Reader just became part of...astute concept...A fINE PENNING... ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FJR
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Mary Nagy 17 August 2006
It's funny, our County Fair is going on right now! My kids are pestering me to take them to ride the rides of the Midway but I have a rummage sale going on all weekend! This makes me think I should close the sale early and head to the fair! Great work. Sincerely, Mary
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Agreed with Stephen. It' s cleverly constructed, too: the beginning, no capitalisation, takes us into an already-commenced journey and the ending leaves us there... and there we want to be! A fine write. t x
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