The lights flash

In hues of blues,

And reds,

And yellows,

And greens.

Joyous tunes

Float on the air

To my ears.

People chat.

Children laugh,

And scream.

Sound effects blare

As a teen wins a prize

For his lovely lady.

"You won, you won!"

Her cheerful giggle radiates up,

Up into the night sky.

A clown walks up,

His deep,

Hungry eyes glittering.

His white painted face

Hiding blemishes.

His blood-red lips

Curled into a smile

Over his pointy yellow teeth.

"Welcome," he says.

"To The Carnival."