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they paint my body,
and make me sing,
a smile i want,
from the man in the ring,

bend me this way,
throw me there,
with opened mouths,
they sit and stare,

i catch the eyes,
of one in the crowd,
of flowing laughter,
growing loud,

they see my chains,
my silent cries,
with each twirl in the air,
my spirit dies,

the lights go down,
i sit and wait,
as the one i love,
closes the gate

i wish for light,
where i used to fly,
before i was here,
where the clowns still cry

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 7:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in David's "Circus" contest Maridean. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 4:43:00 AM
    Very nice... and congrats... Terry

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 3:54:00 AM
    Maridean, congrats on your win, this sums up a circus performers life, striving to get a laugh while feeling sad inside...David

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 1:41:00 PM
    You are brilliant, like this poem alot. -Welcome to P-Soup, Maridean !!! - love from Norway and Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 11:36:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Maridean. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 9:58:00 AM
    this one is awesome. One of the best I've seen if for the circus contest!

  1. Date: 5/5/2012 10:36:00 PM
    Wow, love this! Good flow and rhyme. BG

  1. Date: 5/5/2012 9:55:00 PM
    An excellent write on circus.Enjoyed very much.I think this is for David's contest.A winner here.