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Dreadful Fairytale

Dreadful Fairytale Stay away from the paint. You’ll kill yourself on the swing. The green VW cannot contain all of you. Change into something more modest. Sequined slippers sparkle gauche. It is the pink and kerneled lures me under the tent of impossibility. I do not fathom aviaries of peakcocked humans reaching for a canvassed sky. Danger lurks behind the masks of frantic made up clowns. Large red lips and big flat feet horrify me amidst others sidesplitting crazu glee. I am with the hawkers’ cotton candy, cracker jacks until the ring is darkened and I leave this pit of panic. All to pay is a stomachache much too very real. Kathryn McLoughlin Collins May 12, 2012 For David Williams Circus contest.

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Date: 5/29/2012 8:36:00 AM
LOL,, you made me smile, and chuckle so much,, after reading your comment...i feel like reading your poetry now... I like the 3rd limerick, the best... It does not, sound as terrifying but, the image can give you a whopping thought, of that clown from the movie "IT".. except for the crazu glue image. I don't know about you, but everything i have been told has turned out to be nothing but, the opposite of wonderful.. enjoyed the circus clashing view.. congrats with your win..pd
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Date: 5/19/2012 8:00:00 AM
Congratulations on your placement in David's "Circus" contest Kathryn. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/19/2012 4:45:00 AM
Very nice... and congrats... Terry
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Date: 5/19/2012 3:55:00 AM
Kathy congrats on your win, I liked this for the way you portray the hawkers point of view.all part of the circus...David
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Date: 5/15/2012 8:06:00 AM
I can relate to fear of the clown. I used to have a Ronald McDonald doll and had nightmares about him because of his garishly made up face! talk about creepy...anyway, enjoyed your poem, especially the last verse :)
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Date: 5/15/2012 8:19:00 AM
Thanks. You are right. Ronald McDonald reminds me of Chuckie in those horror movies. Kathy
Date: 5/14/2012 3:17:00 PM
Like Andrea, i was reading this, for the fairy contest, but you are so right, it is a awesome entry for David's has well. enjoyed this poem. harry
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Date: 5/15/2012 7:22:00 AM
Thanks Harry. I wasn't aware of the fairy contest, but I'll check it out. Thanks for your encouraging comments. love, Kathy
Date: 5/14/2012 1:47:00 PM
Some children are afraid of clowns, but I've always loved them. I really like the line about "aviaries of peacocked humans reaching for a canvassed sky." I think we are all reaching out for something. If we let our fears stop us, we'll never know if we would have reached our goal. Had to laugh at the stomach ache line, too. Great wrie, Kathryn! Love, carolyn
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Date: 5/15/2012 7:23:00 AM
I love what you say about not letting our fears stop us. So much we wouldn't know or enjoy if we don't plow through. Kathy
Date: 5/12/2012 10:09:00 PM
I've always been afraid of clowns! This, with such stark and vivid imagery, scares me even more! Well done, Kathryn!! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 5/14/2012 7:36:00 AM
I'm not exactly afraid of clowns but I do think they are horrifying. I can't stand it when I can't read the expression on a person's face. Barnum and Bailey didn't have me in mind with their circuses. love, Kathy
Date: 5/12/2012 10:30:00 AM
Kathryn, absolutely mystifying and intoxicating. I often have a tough time understanding and comprehending this type of poem - but this one painted a picture that I could see, feel and relate to. Great use of words with a free verse that actually reads like a verse. I LOVED IT. Good luck in the contest - it is a winner in my book, for what that's worth. Joe
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Date: 5/14/2012 7:37:00 AM
Thanks Joe - I hate it when I can't understand a poem/verse Thanks for the encouragement. love, Kathy
Date: 5/12/2012 10:21:00 AM
Hey, this could do double duty in the fairy tale contest too!! talk about me!! What about you and YOUR imagination. This is very clever, Kathryun. I know David wanted a poem in which you described yourself as a performer. I love how you did it about the feelings you get from the circus. I sure hope he likes it this way because it's a very well written poem!
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Date: 5/14/2012 7:38:00 AM
not a person for pomp and noise and showy showy. Glad you like it. love, Kathy