By David, United KingdomI went to the fair, with its carnival scenes,
Its glittering lights and the whirling machines.
There were dodgems and candy floss, ice cream and sweets.
There was so much to do, there were so many treats.
I met someone nice by the stalls and the stands,
And we ate candy floss and we kissed and held hands.
I knew she had something important to say,
But I just didn't listen, I wandered away.
So many distractions, so much going on
And when I looked back, that person had gone.
And then I stared hard, as I hadn't before,
At the carnival masks that everyone wore.
Some of the faces showed grief and despair,
But still all around was the fun of the fair.
The colours are gaudy, the music too loud,
I just want to run from the press of the crowd.
I want to tell someone, but who'd ever care?
They're all taken up with the fun of the fair.