Throw Me Something Mister
Did ya see it—
That smile on that little kid’s face?
I’m pretty really actually sure
The kid doesn’t want to be in any other place.
Did you see that smile—
On the masked fellow on the float # 3?
Those two open hands slicing thru the air
On this Mardi Gras in 1973.
Oh, how the sun came out,
Full and bright and warm;
The rays coursing, bouncing
Off all the doubloons arcing so above in a swarm.
Hear it? Tinkly, tinkle, sprinkles—
Doubloons all over the place!
Watch your fingers! Grab ‘em all up!
All gone! Not even one trace!
Didja see that—
That smile on the baby’s face?
The kid just gave her a doubloon!
Oh yes, this is such the happiest place!
Posted on January 25, 2018, in Poem and tagged "throw me something mister", babies, being young, bright sunny day, doubloons, faces, family fun, fingers, floats, fun, getting the right spot, innocense, kids, Mardi Gras, Mardi Gras parades, masquing, safe, sharing, smiling children, smiling people, throws, youth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.