Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sweet Stuff


Mysterious food tickled me
Spun sugar and rock candy
Pink fluff with a melty crunch
And edible crystals I couldn't munch

Only lick, suck and spin
Till fragments crumbled and fell in
To and on my eager tongue
It took forever to eat just one
(In hindsight, a benefit
Many more would've made me sick)

The squeal of voices and machine
Spinning rides that turned me green
I played and explored the fair with vigor
But, truthfully--I was there for the sugar

Written for the carnival prompt at Poets United

16 comments:

  1. Loved this! Of course, I love sugar, but still...
    I have a feeling I would have enjoyed this anyway!

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    1. Thank you Muddy! Nice to see you :-) Always loved that sugar though now it would make me sick....;-)

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  2. Ah Sara - the rock candy - the crunch - the beauty of sugar - the sweetness somehow achingly part, if not central to the entire experience :)

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    1. Hi Pearl! Yep for some reason, that was the first thing I thought of. Cotton candy was such a magical treat, loved to watch them make it.

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  3. Ah yes, I used to like this cotton candy....but now even thinking of eating it makes me a little sick; but what a treat it then. Your poem definitely was a nice capture!

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    1. Hi Mary, I agree completely. It's a sweet memory but not something I could eat now...

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  4. Ooo...tooth rot time.. LOL I used to love rock candy, till it got so stuck to my fillings and I didn't want to risk pulling them out anymore...lol
    Loved this :)

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    1. Yep, I had to give it up too, except when they serve it with cappuccino to sweeten it--always makes me smile while I swirl it in the coffee :-)

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  5. The final line says it all. And I heartily concur! Green (with envy), Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/07/18/life-without-limits-sun-scribs-3ww/

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  6. Yeah! Sugar! Sugar's good. Or fat. Or fat and sugar!

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    1. Thank you for the laugh! Don't forget chocolate! Now we have the forbidden food trifecta :-)

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    1. Delightful to meet you! Thank you for your comments and for stopping by:-)

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  8. Fun to read and you so captured that youthful feel of being enchanted by the sugary spin! :D

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    1. Thank you Ella you always give such joyful compliments! :-)

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