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Circus Amok Jugglers by David Shankbone, New Y...

 

 

 

 

 

 

The day that the carnival,

came to my town,

there was drama, emotion,

excitement  all round.

Japes were a plenty,

with high jinx of the clowns;

the day that the carnival,

came to this town.

The daring and danger,

of walking the rope,

and the jugglers’ juggling,

all gave us hope.

Next came the horses,

they preened and they pranced,

as the acrobats tumbled,

and the dancers they danced.

Then there were daggers,

as the men threw their knives,

with glinting steel edges,

as sharp as fish wives.

The fire eaters swallowed,

flames hotter than hell,

whilst the ringmaster hollered,

and the kids they did yell.

Welcome to my world,

it won’t let you down,

when the metaphorical carnival,

visits your town.

 

© Every Day is Carnival Day 24/08/2012

By Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

Circus Amok Jugglers by David Shankbone, New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)