A Day at the Circus

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The Ring Mistress

opened proceedings.

Puffing out her crimson chest

and with a sweep

of her turquoise tail,

she let out a shrill whistle.

 

The lion holding back

a small shame of primates

with a chair

was so skilful.

I couldn't believe it

when he put his paw

in the beast's mouth.

They are so well trained.

 

The troupe

of health and safety inspectors

were very entertaining.

Jumbo sat patiently

on one of them

while another

lectured him

on the avoidance

of hazards.

The circus

is so much more fun

since they were introduced.

 

The clowns were wonderful.

I think the best part was when

they walked in on hind legs

and had a tea party.

The traditional characters

are timeless aren't they?

The vicar and those

blue haired ladies

farting and jabbering,

are so realistic.

 

Of course,

the main part was

the trapeze act.

Definitely the best

anty climax ever.

They balanced huge leaves

above their heads

and walked on a wire

at the same time.

Fantastic.

 

All over.

Come on kids.

Back to the aviary.

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Zuzanna Musial

Tue 18th Dec 2007 07:03

I enjoyed reading your poem about Circus. It brought the memory back from a childhood. Great description of particular performances. Here in the Western part of Canada we do not have the Circus that often. Great work!
...Zuzanna

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clarissa mckone

Tue 18th Dec 2007 02:01

Malcom you do so well keeping me up with whats going on, I missed the circus this year, You know my fav is the big cats and elephants, and the girls that spin by a pony tail, its amazing! great poem!

Kevin Connolly

Mon 17th Dec 2007 23:18

The Ring Mistress
opened proceedings.
Puffing out her crimson chest
and with a sweep
of her turquoise tail

I couldn't believe it
when he put his paw
in the beast's mouth

The troupe
of health and safety inspectors
were very entertaining.
The circus
is so much more fun
since they were introduced.

The clowns were wonderful.
I think the best part was when
they walked in on hind legs

The vicar and those
blue haired ladies
farting and jabbering,
are so realistic.

- A circus from a bird's eye view! Great stuff, Malpoet.

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