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Come One, Come All
by Trish MacQueen - The Trickster

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Hi ya...

Oh, Eileen...sweetie, where is you hiding...I know you are out there...are you under the big top! Which animal would you be...????

Still luvs ya all, Trish

Laughter filled the air as the clown tossed his balls
For under the big top it was come ones and alls
Tonight was a show you were sure to truly enjoy
For today, the circus had a brand new animal toy.

A weak little elephant shackled sadly to a wagon
Painted pink with a green snarling Japanese dragon,
Lifted its head and let out a painful little whine
Cause the chains holding him were cutting him fine.

Small droplets, blood, dripped slowly down his leg
However, nobody would loosen him for the iron peg.
Yet the gaiety continued inside that old canvas tent
Cause now it was the lions the people did torment.

A Circus, a circusÖ. Come on in, watch our show
And never see what happens behind, you donít know.
Penned animals with life spent chained or behind bars
But then donít worry, cause people, we are the stars.

© March 2007 by Trish MacQueen

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Reviewed by jude forese 3/22/2007
i never cared for circuses because of what you've expressed in this poem ... well done, Trish ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/20/2007
Well I see the trickster hasn't lost her gifts! so you be on the move again huh? Well I'll be sure to keep all my antennae on alert!;-) sad but important poem!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/20/2007
Poor animals for sure..
They suffer plenty because
mankind has to play..
Lurve ya Trish.
Maybe Eileen doesn't want you
to find her. You'll just put
a spell on her.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/20/2007
Heartfelt offering Trish!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Bennett 3/20/2007
What else can i say but that your writing is just fabulous as you spill out what you feel and want to say. It was a pleasure to read fine work as yours and thanks for sharing this with us all here on the den.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/20/2007
Oh Trish, how sad this is, you know, those circus animals never look happy to me, they live such a sad life.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/20/2007

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