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When the Circus Comes to Town

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When the Circus Comes to Town

                                                                                                                                       
 								
			             
The kids will sure come running
from every part of town,
with laughs and shouts aplenty
when the circus comes to town.
 
A brass band marches up the street, 
the calliope will sound,
everyone will hear it
when the circus comes to town.
 
Lots of elephants and lions
with acrobats and clowns,
loads of fun for everyone
when then circus comes to town.

Large bales of cotton candy
and peanuts by the pound,
corn dogs on a wooden stick
when the circus comes to town.

“Oh Mama, is it bed-time yet?
Please turn my covers down.
I want to wake up early
when the circus comes to town.”

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  1. Date: 9/19/2010 12:06:00 PM
    Enjoyed stopping by to say hi while reading your poetry, have yourself a wonderful day full of love & joy. Keep them smiles coming*luv ~SKAT

  1. Date: 9/15/2010 3:58:00 AM
    sounds reminiscent of the times that the fair came to our town it was such a nice memory, great fun.

  1. Date: 9/8/2010 10:11:00 AM
    So exciting, You've captured the atmosphere well!

  1. Date: 9/6/2010 5:10:00 PM
    It's been a long time since I've been to the circus. thanks for the memories.

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 3:41:00 PM
    This one drew me in and held my attention..I am glad that I chose this one to read..Sara

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 2:19:00 PM
    awesome, enjoyed your write..P.D.

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 12:48:00 PM
    This made me warm but then gave me a lovely cold shiver remembering how things were !