I got inspired this morning.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 7:07 PM

While doing my morning rounds at Canobie, I got inspired to write a bit of "park poetry." I call this "Waking Up The Midway."

The dawn breaks and the first crew arrive

An old trash truck and sweeper rumble to life, their diesel engines stirring the morning air to clear the trash left from yesterday's bustling crowds.

The midway starts to groan as it thinks "time to wake up already?"

A dozen trimmers and blowers shriek like a hoard of angry bees. Showtime is drawing closer. The stage must be prepped.

Service trucks and golf carts scurry about with the fuel to get everything going. The pump is being primed.

The mechanics test the rides, rolling to and fro, up, down and around. The energy is building.

The midway sparkles like dew on the morning grass and the music on the midway starts. The air starts to crackle with energy.

The parking lot is open. Cars flood in. People are lining up at the gates trying to decide what to ride first. The adrenalin hits a crecendo.

Then four little words that everybody wants to hear: "The park is open."

The Midways have awaken for another day.


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Saturday, June 29, 2013 7:11 PM
LostKause's avatar

That's pretty good. Thanks for sharing.


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Saturday, June 29, 2013 7:40 PM

Thank you. It can be weird what bops you ever the head while you're ankle deep in grass clippings.


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Saturday, June 29, 2013 8:55 PM

^^Sorry, but I liked THAT line better than anything in the poem.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Saturday, June 29, 2013 10:54 PM

Imo, these would make good song lyrics.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013 11:25 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

I, too, just got inspired. Here's a haiku:

Terrible Tyler
Stop posing on CoasterBuzz
No one likes your posts


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Sunday, June 30, 2013 12:55 AM

Raven-Phile said:

I, too, just got inspired. Here's a haiku:

Terrible Tyler
Stop posing on CoasterBuzz
No one likes your posts

Here's my haiku:

The Least You Could Do

When Bullying A Poor Kid:

Use Proper Grammar

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 6:08 AM

No, Raven's original was fine. Tyler's been POSING as a meaningful poster since he started.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 10:21 AM
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That's the best typo I've ever made. I guess it was Freudian.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Sunday, June 30, 2013 2:20 PM
LostKause's avatar

His only post in this topic was a good one. It could have moved the conversation forward, but you guys had to once again make it another bully session and take us away from it.

These would make some good song lyrics. I could see a nice video with the song on YouTube or something.


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Sunday, June 30, 2013 4:59 PM

Well, Travis, you picked up the teen vote with that one.

:-)

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 5:38 PM

LostKause said:

These would make some good song lyrics. I could see a nice video with the song on YouTube or something.

LK, if you want to do that, be my guest and go ahead.


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 5:42 PM
LostKause's avatar

I could probably write and record the song, but the mixing and mastering would suck because that is my weak spot. Someone else would have to make the video, possibly someone who could get photos or video of the park as it is waking up? Just an idea.

Edit - Looking at the poem once again, they don't rhyme. It would be difficult, for me at least, to write a song around a poem that doesn't rhyme, but it could be done. It would probably turn out kind of funny because of that.

I'm thinking free-form punk rock. lol

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 6:03 PM

Punk rock? Naw. Punk doesn't wake up until noon at the earliest. I'm thinking more folk / country, make with touch of 80's rock thrown in. Go ahead & tweak a bit to make it work.


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 7:32 PM
LostKause's avatar

Then unfortunately, I'm not the right man for the job. lol I'm really only halfway good at one thing, and that's blowing the roof off the place with a wall of noise. \m/


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Sunday, June 30, 2013 7:48 PM

One of my favorite things about coasterbuzz is that you never know where the conversation will lead. We started off with poetry, then to haiku's, then to blowing roofs. I love it!

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 7:52 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Blowing the roof *off. That has a completely different meaning.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Sunday, June 30, 2013 8:55 PM
sws's avatar

So Travis, I guess turning it into a polka is completely out of the question. You'll disappoint many of us here in Minneswota.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 9:09 PM

Now, see, I read it and immediately thought "jazz hands".

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