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A circus Came to Town
by Thad Presley
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Try to read this is the cadence of Dr. Seuss. It goes really good. It's about a deranged traveling circus

Damp, dark,
a clank, a spark
a white light,
so bright
my eyes
shut tight


It was years before,
when I was only a boy
a circus came round,
with elephants
and joys


A tent
so large
all the people in town
could come right in
and see all the clowns

I got lost.
For my family
I looked
and through the dark hallway,
I saw a little girl was took.

A curtain hung,
but it hung in the way
I didn't see anything
can't hear what they say.

It was right after that
I heard the man bark,
"Come one, come all,
Gather round y'all.
See the mighty Chinese
and Japanese dolls"


But this girl I met
was so skinny,
so thin,
she had blond hair
and white flaky skin
She drank from a bowl
I seen a chain below her chin,
she was locked up tight
shut in a pen

She was scared
I could see
she was scarred
and so young,
she spoke up then,
she said:
"Hurry up, RUN!!!"

Her Eyes were so wide,
The shock of my sight
made her shake in her cage,
rattling her bracelet of iron
pulling her necklace of chains

"RUN!!" She cried,
"he's coming again!"
then I broke for the door
to my family I ran.

So fast I fled
from that little girl that bled
and I never breathed a word
of that girl,
or the cage,
or that man
or that shed.
 

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Reviewed by Z McClure
Very well written Thad- I especially like narrative poems and this one made me visualize this story so clearly. As shocking as it is, I'm afraid the slavery you describe is all too common here in the 21st century. Welcome to AuthorsDen!

-Zach, a fellow human and poet Merry Christmas
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