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Friday, July 17, 2015

The Familiar Question

Written while in line for Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. 
 
The rattle-tat of track and chain
Herald the approaching train,
While screams of terror echo back
With the last car's clackety-clack.
As I step into my seat,
I swear it shakes beneath my feet.
And as it starts its creeping climb,
A familiar question comes to mind:
"After all the time I spent in line,
Why the heck am I on this ride?"

8 comments:

  1. Having just gone to an amusement park two weeks ago, I can vouch the accuracy of this. ;D

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    1. Hehe, glad I'm not alone. What amusement park, BTW?

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    2. We went to Waldermer Park. I know you asked Ghosty but we're sisters in case you didn't know. :)

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    3. I didn't know you were sisters, no. And I've never heard of Waldermer Park, but I just looked it up and it looks fun!

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  2. I LOVE roller coasters! Nothing makes me feel more excited than zooming through the air at top speed! XD Did you have fun?

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    1. On the roller coaster or at the park in general? Both answers are yes, but the first is a qualified yes ("Yes, though I was terrified most of the ride as well"), and the second is a wholehearted yes ("YES, it was totally AWESOME!")

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  3. Although I'm not one for amusement park rides, I did get a kick out of this. Great descriptions!

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