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RobertB
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0 posted 11-03-1999 06:39 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RobertB

Circus

The parade passed by in colorful procession
with music and dancers and animals tethered
to wagons that moved with guided progression
down the street to the tent that was weathered
and torn.

With tickets in hand and pennies in pockets
to purchase the wares of carnival venders
peanuts, popcorn and candy on the dockets
of children in britches so big that suspenders
were worn.

Three rings were arranged with performers in view
as we marched to the stands in militant fashion
and the ringmaster's voice commanded the ado
with eloquent expressions till our passion
was born.

So close to the action it felt as though we performed
on horseback at full gallop in sawdust fields
and played in the band all plumed and uniformed
in such an imaginative wonderful way that youth yields
with scorn.

Yet, it was all over as quickly as it began
the field was empty with only tracks left behind
like memories in the circus of the life of a man
who, if our search is successful, we find
forlorn.

RB


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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
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Denise
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1 posted 11-03-1999 09:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I enjoyed this Robert!

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RobertB
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OK Denise....you get $10.00 this week for the smiley face!!

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Denise
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Well why didn't you tell me that before?
Geesh!

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Denise

Watcher666
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I could see this all.....well done!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Patrick B
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you captured it well
U K Hero
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you paint a good picture, well written well liked.
Pepper
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Great imagery Robert.....another enjoyable read.......

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Toerag
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Great job Robert....I could see the clowns...no wait, that's a mirror..but this was superb!
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damn! I'm in awe! Nice format here!
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