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The Carnival

July 16, 2014
By Cameandgonesmarty ELITE, North Vancouver, Other
Cameandgonesmarty ELITE, North Vancouver, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"One day, your life will flash before your eyes; make sure it's worth watching."

Clowns with faces caked with makeup
surround me.
I never liked clowns:
they think they're funny
but really, they're just annoying.
You never know who you're communicating with

There are a lot of colors
in theme parks and carnivals.
They're all happy colors -
bright reds, festive oranges, sunny yellows.
It is quite deceiving.,
when you get on a ride
and your stomach turns,
and lurches
and flips
and you feel as though you could be
free-falling from Hell's gates at any given moment

I always found the Hall of Mirrors most intriguing at the fair -
maybe that's just human nature,
tempting us with fear,
keeping us curious about the unknown

But at the same time that I loved the mirrors
I never trusted them.
Everything I see in them is never me
my reflection is always disproportionate
and I stare, wondering
"is this really what I look like?"

Everything is distorted at the carnival
it's the ultimate symbol:
nothing is as it seems once you step inside -
or is it?

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