Sitting drunk on a circus pony

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I’ve reduced

my stature to a

midget sized

clown

sitting drunk

on a circus

pony

a

balancing

act

the bottle

on my head

sipping intoxicant

eating a sandwich

full of

baloney

with a solemn

frown

goin’ round and round

tigers and elephants

abound

listening to sounds

no telling

of Mr. ringmaster

yelling

in the middle ring

cracking his cruel whip

making wild untamed

animals

whine

roar

and

sing.

It’s our last show,

for they don’t allow

a

circus in town

for kids

anymore

you know.

clowns cry.

I cry.

children sigh

wondering why

my tears

washed

my clown

makeup

off

revealing

a

saddened

very

forgettable

grown man’s

face

who sits

before a

plain wooden

table

feasting on

meals

long served

by his

old devoted

mother

still so

willing

to

a

near

fatal

unable.

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Author: Steven Humphreys

I have long been married and currently write posts every day about health and wellness and poetry. I have authored several books currently for sale at the popular outlets. I hope you like my blog finding my articles informative as well as entertaining. Feel free to let me know what you think. You can read more 'about me' on this site. Thanks for stopping by!

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