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The circus

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The circus

"The Circus" 
The master of ceremonies taps his cane to begin the fireworks
While graduates of the ground exercise their prowess high above
They are wired with decent grip on balancing poles that save their lives
The crowd holds their breath to a well paced piece written just for them

Expressing god given talents in consonance to the format of the show
There are many circumstances of life and death to travel a topsy turvy wire
The crowd has gasped enough 
Surprising all who thought they could not do it

The danger, the glory, all to the tune of "Let Me Fall"  
A luscious aria for the ears begins to assuage the high tensions
Seeing participants of talent take on amazing feats 
Colorfully contorting and twisting to terrifying positions 
We could never dream about for it would break our backs

 A motorcycle roars loudly without a muffler, majestically it comes
To ride the ring of fire for which rock anthems echo 
Off the circle and through the heat while the elephants wait their turn
Standing on hind legs they rise to the occasion 
Responding to measures that escalate the mood,
 Agnes waves her dancing trunk in 4/4 time


The audience waves back and claps in satisfaction
For the show that began as the Circus Maximus
When Romans needed entertainment all those years ago 
And the practitioners of stunt were truly at risk flying high 
Without cords and wires for safety, they flew to new realms
Of daring and danger all meant for applauding strangers 

Lions and tigers and bears oh my! Today will be so special for the kids
Looking at this and looking at that, all amongst a backdrop of darkness  
The clowns flipping bowling pins flopping around in over sized red shoes
Their jovial exterior matches a beauty inside them
It's all for the children responding to boisterousness and glee

Tigers know when to roar and acrobats know when to soar
Adding to a perfect panorama no one can possibly take it all in
The finale comes to an end and they say good bye, taking a bow
Lights come back on and the atmosphere is gone 
And leaving almost feels like a sin

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  1. Date: 9/3/2011 12:13:00 PM
    YOU SEE LIKE YOUR POEM ABOUT THE CIRCUS YOU TELLING A STORY THE READER RELATES TO WHAT YOUR SAYING THERE PLACING THEMSELVES THERE WATCHING , KNOWING UNDERSTAND TAKE CARE ERIC KAESBERG

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 12:11:00 PM
    KARL my friend, poetry isn't just about rhymes there about stories man that flow into the readers imagination. The poem wasn't about me it was just a heart felt story