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The Circus Bear

I hate the spectacle that makes a man of beast.
How can money make such a beast of man!
A bear in a tutu dancing for youyou,
balancing on a ball, riding a bicycle for a biscuit,
and [I imagine] bearing the whip, caged
by drunken clowns with their pants down,
and a man in a top hat twiddling his mustache
belongs in the woods.

It’s the twenty-first century: clowns are sad and the top hat is out.

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  1. Date: 5/26/2015 6:01:00 PM
    Matthew, Stopping by to enjoy this Favorite poem of mine. .... Always ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 11:19:00 AM
    I like this write. Man, the wisest of the animals, has become a beast.

  1. Date: 4/18/2010 11:37:00 PM
    Yes Clowns are the saddest people,they use smiles to hide their cries.Welcome to P.S-Charma.

  1. Date: 4/18/2010 10:05:00 PM
    Matthew this was a clever write, i like how it reflects on the people who tame the bears and how you said they were the animals, good write