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A Day at the Circus

Elephants and lions, Even seals have all been banned, Though dogs and horses focused on Their trainer’s crisp command. Clowns, now lacking make-up, Kept the audience amused And jumpers on the trampoline Were crazily enthused. Trapeze artists soared above And acrobats displayed Such strength and balance it appeared Of other stuff they’re made. The circus, though it’s different From the way it used to be, Still provides a fun-filled outing For both friends and family.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 1/16/2019 6:17:00 PM
Hi ilene, oh did I used to love the circus, golly I can't even remember the last time I went to one, I think it was when I was about 16 years old and I ended up in a car accident, but I did enjoy them and at the same time I thought they were quite cruel, so it is a good thing that they have banned the animals, love this poem, take care.....Vera
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Date: 1/7/2019 6:27:00 PM
Hmmm. Must be a European-based circus. Barnum & Bailey closed a year or two ago. (That sure was sad). … Ah, pretty soon trapeze artists will need 'safe spaces,' and the whole thing will shut down, the way the world's headed. (Cynic that I sometimes am). Bah! Humbug!...Seriously, I used to love the circus, but when I saw its seamy underbelly as an adult, I realized that its performers are skilled versions of carnie hawkers... Oh, well...
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Date: 1/6/2019 9:42:00 PM
I felt like I was right there at the circus with you! Great poem, Ilene! :)
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Date: 1/6/2019 6:25:00 PM
- As a child I think circus was exciting and fun ... today I feel sorry for the animals ... But, clowns make me laugh - Hope you had a nice day, Ilene :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/6/2019 5:38:00 PM
Oh dear! I didn't know I'd been banned from the circus, thanks for the heads up lol. It's true though, they not what they used to be. Nice write. Take care, Richard
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Date: 1/6/2019 4:48:00 PM
Circus's have changed so much since we were children Ilene but it sounds like the children still have so much fun:-) hugs Jan xx
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