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.

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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!

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

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

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  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😳😜

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  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
    am:)

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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,
    Sanaa

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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😳

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    • 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!

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      • 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! 😳😜

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  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.

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  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. 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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  13. 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!

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  14. 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
    death..
    So i stay
    on her right
    side just for fun..
    either left or right..;)

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