Amusement Arcade A Poem

Part of a carousel ride with a brightly coloured carriage with cartoon figure animals with big smiles waving.
Looks Like Fun Carousel

Amusement Arcade is a poem I wrote about ten years ago. I thought it was time it made it to my blog!

Part of a carousel ride with a brightly coloured carriage with cartoon figure animals with big smiles waving.
Looks Like Fun Carousel

Amusement Arcade

My mind functions like a game

in an amusement arcade.

It has the answers to every question ever asked,

every experience, every emotion,

all available 

but just out of reach.

 

Sometimes words and people

are like shadows in my consciousness,

vague memories,

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

Mid-week Reflections
Dorothy and Barnet Boy

My name is Dorothy Berry-Lound an artist and writer. You can find out more about my art and writing at https://dorothyberryloundart.com.

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Thank you for reading!

About Dorothy Berry-Lound 439 Articles
I am having fun living half way up a mountain in Central Italy with my husband Barnet Boy, Stevie Mouse and the rest of my fur family. I am enjoying creating art that people will love having on their walls. I also love storytelling through my blog and short stories.

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