Photo Challenge #395

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Photo credit Frank Rumpenhorst
It was a whimsical thought, but
He did it anyway.
Everyone had had such a rough time,
They needed something uplifting
Not only to raise their spirits,
But give them a sense of hope.
It took a while to put together,
But the end result was marvellous,
Even to his own eyes.
The golden lights, a spangled tree,
The pulsing music of the merry-go-round,
The hustle and bustle of people,
A reminder of what was,
And what could be again.
It was a tiny slice of perfection,
But it wasn’t real,
Just a model under glass
From the mind of an old man
Trying to make amends
For a world that was slowly killing itself.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Photo Challenge #395

  1. What a wonderful thing to do. It reminds me of a model on display in our museum of my town as it was in the 1950s, built by Eddie Izzard, her brother Mark and their father John,

  2. murisopsis says:

    So sad a poem… but it fit the photo to perfection!

  3. Prior... says:

    wonderful photo with all those lights and the prose fit so well

  4. emkingston says:

    I loved reading this. I wish the world could find that sense of hope.

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