Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics: “Come to the Circus!”
(posted by SarahSouthwest) – Write a poem about the circus.
Red balloon nose
shoes with big toes
high wire acts
scary big cats
whistles and horns
a jolly fat lady
singing like crazy
lion tamers in top hats with whips
custard ice cream cones that drip
elephants dressed up and prancing
not known for spectacular dancing
Here is Zenobia, tarot card reader
Many see her but do not heed her
The smell of horse shit is nauseating,
for the cleanup crew it’s humiliating.
Hope the circus was all you imaged,
there are no refunds, do not be saddened.