The Ferris Wheel
The bucket tipped and swayed, ‘twas quite discomforting
As I gingerly stepped aboard.
Still it rocked unsteadily adding to the suffering,
My fear could not be ignored.
A subtle rumbling slowly began, increasing with intensity
As the last gate clicked in place.
Grinding gears meshing with inherent propensity
Began to pick up their pace.
With a sudden jerk upward, gravity a recent memory
The monster creaked and groaned.
Stifling cries and a shout with my future in jeopardy,
I just barely moaned.
In a fit of sudden bravery, I opened my eyes to see
What fate had in store.
With the ground below, I floated above the tallest tree
Surprised to learn I wanted more.
Rich autumn hues below, above a deep blue sky
Beauty as far as I could see.
The mighty Mississippi on the left, it slowly rambled by…
Couples walked hand in hand, in love…apparently.