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Big Top Poems

Big Top Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of big top poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for big top.

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Have I been too long at the fair
Have I been too long at the fair?
by Michael R. Burch
 
Have I been too long at the fair?
The summer has faded,
the leaves have turned brown;
the Ferris wheel teeters . . .
not up, yet not down.
Have I been too long...Read More
Categories: big top, absence, allegory, allusion, analogy, autumn, child, childhood,
Form: Verse



Premium Member Life is a Circus
Tootsie toot’s and Popsicle cubes
A tasty treat on a hot summer day
Lick them once and swallow them down
Candy cotton and a clown

Shoot the target win a prize 
A teddy bear with blue eyes
A fortune read just a dime
Go on an...Read More
Categories: big top, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Welcome to The Big Top
Step right up, buy your ticket, wait in anticipation to see the show, the one beneath the tent that holds all the dreams I never wanted to be exposed
But now it’s time, I must share all that I have been...Read More
Categories: big top, anger, goodbye, loss, sad love,
Form: Rhyme
fun eral
the makeup person
worthily deserves 
the title of artist
knowing the coffin
would be an open
affair needing care

aware of capturing
the features of the
deceased to keep
for the eternal sleep
so saying amen to
the true nature of

the unforgettable
purple wig worn
with a glowing red
nose and the smile
painted...Read More
Categories: big top, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Greatest Show on Earth
The greatest Show on earth can be found 
when the circus comes to town.
All the adults and children gather around
it's under the big top where they can be found.
A three ringed circus has all the attractions
so, step up an experience...Read More
Categories: big top, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th
Form: Rhyme



It's a New Circus
A funny thing happened under the big top
Heard a great ruckus and decided to stop
Stuck in my head and a commotion rages
I saw animals free and people in cages

The hippos were on the flying trapeze
And the mini circus had lost...Read More
Categories: big top, animal,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS


Life is a three-ring circus
Thrice around and around
The jolly merry-go-round
Fun the ultimate purpose

Mesmerized at this and that
Laughter for every age
Exotic animals in a cage
Used to being stared at

Rides speeding up and down
Through hoops and loops
Joining dancing troupes
Circumventing any sad frown

Lining...Read More
Categories: big top, adventure, animal, celebration, fun, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
At The circus
At The Circus

up on the big top step
the pass;
 choose that sweet melody
listen to the noise
finest, exquisite & concept
cotton candy
share with others
twister that sorry that I missed her
acclaim to bargain a few
sweet nectar so sorry that I missed her


lavish crisp...Read More
Categories: big top, animal, art, autumn,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Big Top Polka Dots


                                   knabstrup starstruck
   ...Read More
Categories: big top, beautiful, horse, space,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member LIFE IS BUT A CIRCUS


Big top three-ring-circus ferris wheel and sideshow freaks
Ringmaster draws your attention to the center ring
Presenting the bareback rider with a graceful fling

Silly clowns riding tricycles
Fierce animals and lion tamers
Elephants waiving their disclaimers

Cotton candy and merry-go-round
Trapeze acrobats dangling high in the...Read More
Categories: big top, fun, games, life,
Form: Rhyme
The Snowman

When my life begins so way up high
And I float to you from the sky,
How can you tell it's really me
For only flakes of snow you see.

But after all has been turned white
And everywhere's a beautiful sight,
You slowly place the...Read More
Categories: big top, christmas,
Form: Rhyme
Freddy and Frieda Flea
Both Freddy and Frieda Flea
Had an itch and felt the need 

To leave their home on Beagle back
So they packed their bags while Fido napped

They'd heard magical tales of the Big Top
Since their larva days on top the pup

They weren't...Read More
Categories: big top, fun,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member A TWICE REFORMED CLOWN
A TWICE REFORMED CLOWN
There is an eerie silence,
 In the Big Top,
Not a sound is heard,
A heart beat could stop,
A hush envelops one,
And all,
Only the Ringmaster,
Whistles a call.
Suddenly with splendor,
And gust,
In burst the entertainers,
With such lust,
Everyone’s in the mood 
For...Read More
Categories: big top, change, humanity, hurt, love,
Form: Rhyme
Matchstick Girl
Matchstick Girl.

Matchstick Girl in ragged clothes,
lace up shoes and purple toes.
'Come buy your matchsticks from me sir,
your wife all fancy in her fur'.
Every night on London's streets
there were matchstick girls
with clip clop feet.
Men with sticks and big top hats,
cobbled streets...Read More
Categories: big top, christmas, class, death,
Form: Free verse
The Fab Four Fiasco
In this age of 'Instant Karma' happiness is turned away,
'All you need is love' to guide you well at least that's what they say,
'In my life' I've witnessed miracles the ghost of 'Yesterday',
When a certain 'Sgt Pepper' tried to teach...Read More
Categories: big top, music,
Form: Rhyme
Fool For You In Love
You look at me and mostly see
The simplest of clowns
Acting out the fool in all I do
Whenever you're around

Not just the nose that's red of course
As I embarrass myself too much
Trying to empress with what little I have
This fool for...Read More
Categories: big top, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Good News Maybe
My principal is one
Of the best four principals
I have ever met, told me she 
Saw her budget, and the counselor
For her school (our school if you include me)
Gets a counselor for 4 days next year, not 5.

Which means, if I...Read More
Categories: big top, school, teacher, teachers day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Super human
An incredible journey, a delightful insight, 
Performing under the big top,
Flying through air, on a wing and a prayer, 
Hanging just like a plumb bob,

And the tent is in black, all lights are on you, 
Dressed in your leather costume,
Every...Read More
Categories: big top, dedication, hope, senses,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Ringmaster's Muse
Who is the Ringmaster?
Who is the pawn?
Who will decipher
When the patrons are gone?

Enter the Big Top spot the trapeze,
Allay all your fears, put them at ease.
Barnum, Ringling masters long past,
Legends of showmanship destined to last.

Performers who push human boundaries,
Whose skills...Read More
Categories: big top, allusion, care, fun, nostalgia, stars, tribute, voice,
Form: Rhyme
Quacking Crackers
Donald Duck Chancellor of this fowl kingdom 
wearing an upside down smile's raging hypocrite backwards 
this deranged Duck twitters to and fro as his unhinged subjects 
unwittingly applaud him onto a victory march that never appears equal 
except in his...Read More
Categories: big top, anger, conflict, fear, irony, satire, truth,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Quacking Crackers
Donald Duck Chancellor of this fowl kingdom 
wearing an upside down smile's raging hypocrite backwards 
this deranged Duck twitters to and fro as his unhinged subjects 
unwittingly applaud him onto a victory march that never appears equal 
except in his...Read More
Categories: big top, abuse, betrayal, conflict, deep, earth, hilarious, imagery,
Form: Political Verse
An Elephant
An elephant.
By Stanley Russell Harris

The elephant was so forlorn.
Was in a circus, there was born.
Chained day and night by one foot.
The chain so clanked when moved about.
For ten long years, it was the same.
In the circus ring, he was unchained.
Made...Read More
Categories: big top, animal, desire, feelings, freedom, future, paradise,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member MY DAY AT THE CIRCUS
SUMMER HEAT AND HUMIDITY 
UNDER A COOL AND SHADY TREE 
REMMINISCING THE DAY'S EVENTS 
UNDER THE BIG TOP OF THE CIRCUS TENT  
COLORFUL FACE'S OF SILLY CLOWNS 
ACROBATS FLYING HIGH ABOVE GROUND  
LITTLE DOGS AND BIG ONE'S TOO...Read More
Categories: big top, adventure, children, children, fun, funny, happy, silly,
Form: Rhyme
The Big Top
When I was young, I wanted to run away to the circus.  Then one day I realized the circus was life!  Are we not the clown, the strongman, the freak, the daredevil?  Is there not personal sorrow...Read More
Categories: big top, metaphor,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Circus Clown
Circus Clown

Roll up! Roll up!
The circus is in town,
"Damn the weird and wonderful,
 we've come to see the clown".

First, ladies and gentlemen
An amazing double-act to see,
Two fat ladies codgitating
Psychedelic Imagery.

Bearded children flying,
On a razor sharp trapeze,
Just an awesome spectacle,
As screams...Read More
Categories: big top, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme