poetry by j matthew waters

of ferris wheels and roller coasters

it started with wheels made of rocks
rolling down grassy hills
chased by boys in sparse clothing
whooping and hollering for the damn
thing to stop

such imagination led to saddles for
elephants and chariots for horses
led to rickshaws powered by men
led to river boats exploring the
river euphrates

I remember walking beside caesar
back home via the appian way

I remember shadowing jesus
riding his pony into jerusalem

there are plenty of magic carpet
rides to steal upon
taking you back to that exact
place where you remember
witnessing everything for the
very first time

december two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
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8 thoughts on “of ferris wheels and roller coasters

  1. like a lot, very imaginative 🙂

  2. This was like stepping back in time. Unique and powerful.

  3. Maybe this is what makes humans unique.. our migratory ways.. there is that streak that have been part of mankind through history,

  4. Rose Red on said:

    Oh I wouldn’t want to go to Mars. But I’ll be glad to read about it, and look at the pictures. 🙂

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