Sunday, April 19, 2015

Another wonderful Arlene Sander Poem!

The Ace of Pumpkins - A very special tarot card box with Halloween tarot cards
An Evening At The Carnival
My girlfriends and I were out for the night To the carnival in town and the midway lit bright Good things to eat there, and rides built to thrill Games of chance and the shows, we had all evening to kill.
Then there in the center of the midway it rose A tent of bright silk with a sign that disclosed "The future belongs to the daring and brave Enter here, my friend if it's answers you crave".
A question, a query, a mystery to ponder Into that bright tent I ventured to wander It took a few moments to adjust to the room Dark and smoke-scented, with just a touch of deep gloom.
A table in the center, set with a cloth and a candle A man with dark eyes that threatened a scandal My heart skipped a beat and my hands felt so cold "Sit down, my dear girl" he said as his teeth flashed with gold.
So I sat, my eyes wide, as he reached for a deck Of brightly painted cards, my nerves now a wreck "So, my dove, what questions would you ask of me here? Think of it as I shuffle, don't be timid, my dear!"
And so I thought carefully on what question to pose A chance for a mystery's true nature to expose But all I could think of was "Would I find real true love?" "Would Cupids sharp arrow soon strike me from above?"
The man's eyes flashed with laughter, his amusement so deep "Ah, that question! I hear it so often, I recite it in my sleep!!" He chuckled and dealt several cards in a line And laughed as The Ace of Pumpkins fell in the candlelight's shine.
"Now here is a card that says you will be blessed! Happiness, wealth, true love and all the rest! I see by the cards this is your most lucky day Now three coins for my troubles, dear, the exit is that way."
So I left with my heart still beating so fast And wandered the midway, wanting the night to last And there I met him over at the goldfish games tent The man who would become my husband, my true love's intent.
Years pass, we are happy now with a family and friends true A career for us both, a home, children and a dog named Baloo And over the mantle a single card framed in shining bright gold "The Ace of Pumpkins" hangs there, a beloved promise foretold.
"Arlene Sander - DreamedbyArlene"

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