My Day In Blackpool
I walked along the prom today
Saw donkeys on the sand
Candy floss and “kiss me quick”
And couples hand in hand.
Clowns on bikes, wax lookalikes
And kids with bats and balls
Horse and carts and body art
A million donut stalls.
The wind was cold the sun was bright
The sea its usual grey
And gliding down the golden mile
The trams did make their way.
The arcades buzzed with slot machines
A bingo caller whined
“Two fat ladies, eighty-eight!”
One more to get a line!
The fun fare spewed the sound of screams
And fumes of oil and sweat
An age old game where horses race
“Roll up and place your bets!”
The tower looms above the town
A sight for all to see
There’s Winter gardens, skating rinks
And yes, the Pleasure Beach.
And though my day is over now
It took me back a while
To family trips and happy times
Those memories make me smile
I’ve told you now about my day
Through the medium of rhyme
But one more thing I have to say
If you can spare the time?
That if, like me, you class this place
As full of crazy tack
There’s just one thing we can’t deny
It always draws us back!