Monday, November 18, 2013

Significance of the Circus - by Bob Atkinson

Significance of the Circus
(c)2013 Bob Atkinson

circus events stay in our minds
greatest memories for growing times
we've seen the days of devoted lives
they gave us awe, broad widened eyes

big top, side show, barkers loud
popcorn, peanuts, cotton candy
animals, freak show, tattooed ladies
hearts a'thump with open gaping

lolly pops given by that clown
one who took us, set us down
in the big top, seats out front
oh my,
those elephants had large trunks

lions tamed by a brave man
trapeze artists overhead
clowns of color running all over
faces laughing,
teasing,
graced and graceless

a bouquet of flowers from nowhere
announcer serious with abundant flair
all devoted to their craft of ages
this event now in my past not fading

taught me lessons of my life
not every person has the same stripe
some do this, some do that
not all people wear the same hat

most folks have sound purpose
long as their intent shows no malice
fun for everyone in this show
good people giving, loving folks

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