The Merry-go-round
Author: Catyrose


Standing on the sidelines I watch the show
Of two starr-crossed lovers I have come to know
Back and forth
Round and round
Like children playing on a merry go-round

Pastel pinks and baby blues
Carousel horses gliding up and down
Back and forth
Round and round
A woman-child swept off her feet
Mistaking his attentions as a heart felt treat

Carousel stallion spinning without a care
Carnival tunes posing a counterfeit air
Back and forth
Round and round
The young woman hangs on to truths never spoken
From the man she has mistakenly chosen

Cotton candy and dreams come true
These are the things he’s promised you
Back and forth
Round and round
You’ll keep on spinning with his every whim
As years whirl by and dreams grow thin


Comments on this poem/writing:

Clive ( -- Thursday, February 16 2006, 02:36 pm

Know these two

Very well written, I think most will see these two in couples they know.
Catyrose ( -- Thursday, February 16 2006, 03:47 pm

thank you, Clive

Initially was written for one person (still I hope she reads it)but as I re-read it realized it's pretty universal. Thanks for the kind words.
Terrie* ( -- Thursday, April 13 2006, 06:03 pm

Blinded by Love...

hmmmmm, dare i comment?...could i possibly... be the reflection of the lonely shadow of the woman-child? such a lonely ride.. as i only see me... only time will tell...for time never lies.. great write ..Very strong and straight to the point !!
Catyrose ( -- Friday, April 14 2006, 07:07 am

I think we've all worn blinders

Terrie* a time or two. I wrote this thinking of a family member. But I a guess this has applied to all of us at sometime in our lives. You are so right, a very lonely ride. Hope time is kind! Thanks for your comments. Your words are always valued so very much. Take care :)
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