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Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 10:16 am

countyfairpoem #2

here we are at the yearly walworth
county fair the grandkids sang again
in the junior american idol show
should’ve won we suggested to a
harried judge all finalists get
certificates they worked so hard 
nachos brats elephant ears soothed
us I spotted the lamb kabob booth
too late this time we hit the barns
first monster turkey toms hens smaller
all with numbers on their backs like
marathon runners number 64 had laid
an egg the rabbits and cavis still a draw
we lost wyatt in the swine barn after
watching a blue-ribbon winner eat and
pee at the same time for me the best part
was the judging of dairy goats brown
and white kids like I had when I was
a kid now the grandkids are onto the 
rides hideous at hideous prices this  
fair is one hundred sixty years old I 
was six in this spot when I learned  
any ride but the merry-go-round 
and ferris wheel made me puke my
daughter number two was six when
she reeled out of the fun house crying
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