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Dark Poetry: Circus of Maniacs

Updated on June 25, 2013

The clowns begin the show
There's electricty in the air
5000 volts to be exact
Wired to an electric chair

Bozo takes a seat
It's time to spark the show
Pull the switch and let her R.I.P.
Look at Bozo go

The lion tamer is next
The crowd oohs and aahs
When the lion bites off his head
Everyone roars with applause

The knife thrower is a master
All his blades fly true
Too bad for his lovely assistant
Her lifeless body turns blue

Now let's see the dare devils
Look at how they fly
They defy death with every leap
But tonight death will not be denied

The crowd has been entertained
The ring master bows his head
But how will this show go on tomorrow
Now that all the entertainers are dead


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      Lissette 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow... the making of the insane clown posse.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Oh that must be a Colosseum not a circus !

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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      How will the show go on, indeed?

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Lol. No holds barred! You slammed this one home, Jose. Good work!

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      Selina Kyle 4 years ago

      oooh creepy and dark. loved it :)

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      Jose Velasquez 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I think we are all a bit mad. We love to see disaster. No one likes waiting in traffic because we hate being kept from our destination, but as soon as an accident happens we hit our breaks to see how bad it is.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      define maniac...sigh..

      i love your unique style on this very serious issue...

      i like to mix social commentary with humor as well..

      it gets the point across..

      maniacs abound in many ilks...

      well done Phil

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      Daniel James Hinton 4 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      There's always more manics ready to fill the shoes... Excellent work, Philly. One of my favorites from you.