The birds are chirping,
The flowers are blooming,
The children are singing and dancing,
The excitement is catching,
Even the adults are smiling, and chatting.
What is going on in this little town,
Making everyone gather around.
Looking in the direction they are going,
I see a sign with flashing lights,
Oh, now I see and understand.
So it is a carnival that brought this glee,
I want to go inside and see it all,
Some carnivals bring everything, some are small.
The closer we get to the entrace,
the scent of food enters my nostrils,
Making me realize I haven’t ate.
When it came my turn to go through the gate,
I realized they had brought it all.
Everywhere I turned there was something to amaze,
The sweet aromas were strong they made my eyes tear,
and my mouth water.
Peanuts, popcorn, cotton candy, caramel apples,
hot dogs a whole stash to keep you inside.
Pony rides, a spook house, a merry-go-round.
Everything to entertain and keep everyone
on the ground.
I hear a man yelling aloud,
his voice carries to the crowd.
Bring in the Clowns, he orders.
This brought about a screaming and
cries from the children.
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