Thursday, January 17

Circus

stale white popcorn rolls
cotton candy has vanished
clowns wash their faces

tired men sit down
rubbing feet that have flown high
a lion now sleeps

mama carries me
away from the circus top 
to the land of sleep

Written for Carpe Diem



8 comments:

  1. oh you've written some lovely details. I feel like I am there. Wonderful.

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  2. Yes, these are wonderful, and poignant.

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  3. Yes, the after hours so to speak. A picture of quiet satisfaction (for the kids) and exhaustion (of the performers) at the end of the show! Clever choice, Charleen!

    Hank

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  4. Wonderful details of 'circus' penned well in 17 syllables ~

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  5. "after the show is over"... lovely mind images. Thank you :)

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  6. wonderfully nostalgic piece...I could feel mama's arms ..... thanx for sharing

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  7. A lovely imagery of a day at circus. I love the child perspective.

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  8. Clever direction with this prompt -- thank you for sharing the after hours.

    Journey's Road

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