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Fair Food

A child tries new things

By Barb DukemanPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Fair Food
Photo by Brandi Alexandra on Unsplash

Would you like to taste the sky?

Does it taste like blue or pink?

It tastes like clouds that rise so high.

I'd like to try it, I do think.

It's cotton candy, sugary sweet.

It feels like mushy sticky goo.

Do try it, dear, it's such a tasty treat.

I'm not sure; I don't know what to do.

I'll try it first; it's good - you'll see.

You use your fingers? it's so sticky.

I pinch a bit, a tiny bit maybe.

Ok, I'll try it even though I'm picky.

Mmm this fluffy candy is the best.

You're right, Mom, I'm eating a cloud.

I knew you'd love it - you'll attest.

This pink and blue don't taste so loud.

Is there anything else you'd like to try?

What exactly is an elephant's ear?

A taste of heaven, by and by

But will the elephant lose his cheer?

Oh, my Dearest, this is dough that's fried.

Tell me more about a corndog.

I promise you it's not what you assume

It's on a stick, a tiny brownish log?

It's my favorite fair food to consume.

Mommy, please, my tummy isn't right.

Oh, no, our treats were not as I had planned.

My tummy feels like bubbles in a fight.

It's time to go now; come and take my hand.

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About the Creator

Barb Dukeman

An English teacher by trade, I’ve spent 32+ years in the classroom, instilling a love of literature (and a tolerance of writing) in my students. I started reading at the age of three and started writing at 13 with a poem about green socks.

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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  • Barb Dukeman (Author)about a month ago

    I love how cotton candy just disappears in my mouth but a kaleidoscope of flavor is left behind.

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