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At the Circus

Acrobats and jugglers,
Trapeze, tightrope, hoops.
Horses running ‘round the ring,
Both singly and in groups.

Clowns and lithe contortionists,
Music from the band.
Dogs that climb and leap and prance,
All upon command.

Nothing’s changed in all these years – 
It’s still a simple show,
Just like baseball used to be
So many years ago.

Circuses don’t need the flash
Of neon-techno-glitz.
When that happens, I, for one,
Will have to call it quits.

‘Til that day, I’ll ooh and ahh
At walkers on the wire.
A wooden bench, a canvas tent
Is all that I require.

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:22:00 PM
    Bringing on back the good times, love this ilene...

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 7:23:00 AM
    ilene it's all glitz and glamour now....well done I like...David

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:28:00 AM
    I feel the same way....B&B shows..great write...Hugs, Holly Moore

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 7:36:00 PM
    I love the rhyme and meter of this wonderful poem. The last stanza is a gem. Bravo!

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 7:06:00 PM
    Your lovely write gave me a seat in the front row! I saw it all. Thanks for the lovely poem and the deeper call to simplicity. :) Hugs!

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 4:32:00 PM
    your images set one's mind in a different mode... I hate clown, but love the circus great write...