The Circus – Free Verse – December 5, 2015

dirtworshipingypsy: fortune teller. early 1870s

Fortune Teller, 1870s

The Circus

read your cards
o, fortune-teller
will the circus
survive
for yet another year …

and she said

new excitement
new perception
wins the world with
brash deceptions
called virtual circuses
and video games

and then she sang

world of sadness
world of shame
hobbling with a Christmas cane
Circus poster
invites one and all
but no one comes.

© G.s.k. ‘15

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
…  write a poem of 60 words or less about Circuses …

17 thoughts on “The Circus – Free Verse – December 5, 2015

  1. So sad virtual games replace the real things!! Somehow more exciting to the majority of people. I’ll take the real thing any day. I have friends that hate walking through art museums – find it boring. I adored the Met in NYC. Went to a circus once and was mesmerized.

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    • True what you say Mararet .. times change, interests too I suppose …we can only hope that reality will once again become more attractive then imaginary, virtual worlds.

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