Merry Me Not

Carnival merry-go-rounds go
round and round and up and down.
My knot-so-merry-tummy goes
round and round and up
and down and urp [sic] it goes,
paint me calliope green.


Written for dVerse Tuesday Poetics where CC is tending bar. The topic of conversation is “even monkeys fall from trees.”  CC asks us to write about mistakes we’ve made – can be humorous or serious. Well, I learned the hard way — I never ride on merry-go-rounds! Photo credit: Richard Styles

48 thoughts on “Merry Me Not

  1. kanzensakura May 31, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    Neither do I nor do I ride other types of rides either and if on a train, don’t sit “backwards”….fun write!!!

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    • lillian June 3, 2016 / 6:55 am

      🙂 I never sit backwards on a train! 🙂 Nor can I read while on a train, bus, or automobile!


  2. Grace May 31, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Not for me…I feel so dizzy and can go green too ~


  3. Oloriel May 31, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    Oh, I love all carnival rides! I can go 50 times in a row. I wish you could experience it in the same delightful way as me :/

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    • lillian May 31, 2016 / 11:08 pm

      Love roller coasters and other rides that do not just go in circles. It’s the going round I don’t do well with😳😜


  4. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack May 31, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    Your words place me squarely in circular head spinning pain, Lillian (don’t know if I should be thanking you for this experience right now;))
    I cannot do round and round either
    up and down is another story;)
    this was great fun and beautiful photo

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    • lillian May 31, 2016 / 11:07 pm

      Yep – no tilta-whirl or spinning tea cups or merry go rounds for me!

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  5. Sanaa Rizvi May 31, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    I love carnival rides 😀 such a delightful take on the prompt ❤

    Lots of love,

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  6. Mary May 31, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    I like your light-hearted take on CC’s prompt. I don’t mind the carousel but would steer clear of the roller coaster. Smiles.

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    • lillian May 31, 2016 / 11:05 pm

      I just can’t do the circular ones! I once got out of the tilta-whirl too early, too disoriented, and it whipped around, hit me and I fell into the lit spokes in the middle!!! Too much cotton candy I thin😳


    • lillian May 31, 2016 / 11:03 pm

      Ugh…blurb…head spin! Any of those circular rides are not good for me!

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    • lillian May 31, 2016 / 11:02 pm

      Roller coaster is in. It’s just the circular ones!


      • jillys2016 May 31, 2016 / 11:33 pm

        ok, so no Tilt-a-Whirl. Whew! Then the Harry Potter dragon thing at Universal is a ‘go’! I’ll bring my wand… 🙂

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  7. Charley May 31, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    This is why I don’t ride rides — except for the car I’m driving. I laughed. But really, it was a sympathy laugh for the voice in your poem.

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  8. whimsygizmo May 31, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    Heehee. This happened to me once, on a ride at the fairgrounds. Fair food and rides do NOT go together…

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    • lillian May 31, 2016 / 11:01 pm

      Oooh I do agree! Especially not corn dogs and skittles! 😳😜


  9. C.C. May 31, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    Love the play on words with the “knot-so-merry-tummy”–very clever 🙂 Thanks for participating!

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  10. Barry D June 1, 2016 / 3:23 am

    Poor thing! Excellent play on words with “knot-so-merry-tummy”.

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    • lillian June 1, 2016 / 6:30 am

      Thanks for the reply, Barry. Smiling I am.


  11. NJ June 1, 2016 / 6:45 am

    Oh! I am so happy to finally know someone who understands and goes through the same turmoil as I do! Actually, I can’t go on any of these fun rides but that’s another matter. Love your take on the prompt 🙂

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  12. Laura Bloomsbury June 1, 2016 / 6:47 am

    had a fabulous ride with this poem 🙂

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  13. maria June 1, 2016 / 10:17 am

    A lot of us can relate to this. Haha! I love the nostalgia in your poem. Great take, Lillian. 🙂

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    • lillian June 3, 2016 / 6:57 am

      Glad you enjoyed, Maria. Even with our grandchildren….I’m the photographer on firm ground while Grampa rides those horses! 🙂

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      • maria June 5, 2016 / 10:04 pm

        Oh! You have a lovely family, Lillian. And grampa surely looks adorable on those horse rides!! 😀

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  14. Walt Wojtanik June 1, 2016 / 11:19 am

    Merry-Go-Rounds are tolerable. Roller Coasters keep thee away from me! Lesson learned Lillian.

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    • lillian June 3, 2016 / 6:58 am

      Absolutely the reverse for me….and certainly no cotton candy or skittles before those rides!


  15. katiemiafrederick June 1, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    HaHa!.. i weigh twice as much
    as the wife.. and when
    we ride the fAir
    rides.. iF i ever
    get on the wrong
    side of her.. i WiLL
    crush the poor
    Babe to
    So i stay
    on her right
    side just for fun..
    either left or right..;)

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