SHE RAN AWAY WITH THE CIRCUS
The neighbor‘s daughter ran away
Gwen is gone .....her brothers say
When the circus left the town
She was nowhere to be found
I heard them whisper –all the biddies
While they tended little kiddies…
…..With the circus.....
Did you know it?
How that mousey girl could blow it!
Throw away her farm girl life
Plans to be a farm boy’s wife .
Who would want to see a city
Drink excitement with the witty--
Who would want to fly the coop
Jump the jump and hop the hoop?
Oh-- those biddies dream their nights
Of Gwen-stolen guy in tights
How he grabs that sly trapeze
Sails the tent with cat-stealth ease.
Me--I wish that girl the best
Hope she’s happy and the rest
Wish I had the guts to run
Find out what is west of sun
But I’d rather read about it
Let the others scream and shout it
When I think about her daring
I envy her for not despairing
May her dearest prayers come true
And her skies flash starlight blue
Hope the circus shapes her life
Wilder than a cardboard wife.