Ferris Wheel

Day 19 of the November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge – Wheel 🙂


You took me to the ferris wheel

And sat me in the cubicle

I was not sure what to feel or do

Then you told me

The wheel was gonna get us to the sky

From where we would see our flat

The terrace, even, where we loved

To watch the stars at night

Every summer

And listen to the birds chirruping

In the great green tree crowns

Just in front of our building.


“We would see all that?”I sighed

In wonder of this marvel

You just hugged me tighter, caressed my hair

To reassure me: “Yes.”


Each time on the same ferris wheel

And then each time on bigger and fancier ones

I look for the terrace

Where we stood to stare at the stars

That would be our home, one day,

You said,

And that meet our dreams in warmth

And never laugh at us.


We left the ferris wheel so long ago

And then the terrace,

And then you left

To join the stars,

I hope.


© 2012 Mariya Koleva

6 replies on “Ferris Wheel”

  1. Misky says:

    Just beautiful, and a wonderful poem for your father.

  2. Thank you, Misky! 🙂

  3. Linda E.H. says:

    I love, love, LOVE this one. This is your best so far.

  4. Thank you, Linda 🙂

  5. That is beautiful and so very touching.

  6. Ahhhh — lovely, Mariya! 🙂

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