Amusement Arcade is a poem I wrote about ten years ago. I thought it was time it made it to my blog!
My mind functions like a game
in an amusement arcade.
It has the answers to every question ever asked,
every experience, every emotion,
but just out of reach.
Sometimes words and people
are like shadows in my consciousness,
out of reach of my mental grasp
but with a taste or smell of familiarity
and, sometimes, a discrete colour
I can just see in the distance.
The surprise of recognition
of an old friend
as their mask becomes transparent
and their true being shimmers through.
Or sometimes its an old friend
in a new package.
What I do know is
we are all on the same path
all in our different ways
and in our different circumstances.
we must embrace our journey
with all its struggles and happiness
allowing ourselves the space to grow.
And not to be afraid to play along the way.
(c) Dorothy Berry-Lound
Before you go
My name is Dorothy Berry-Lound an artist and writer. You can find out more about my art and writing at https://dorothyberryloundart.com.
Thank you for reading!