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Story of the Circus Tent

Updated on January 5, 2014

Glitter speckles blue and gold,

Help a funny face unfold,

People gather here and there,

Just to taste the atmosphere.

Fire and swords around a ring,

Mighty hits on a tambourine,

Skid to a stop, honk a horn,

Proud people pleasers born.


Around the tent over the stands,

Waving, clapping show of hands;

Swinging high above the crowd,

Trapeze artist holds a clown.

Songs of cheer, joy and laughter,

Leaves its presence long and after,

The starry eyes of girls and boys,

Watching the circus and hear its noise.


Lions, tigers, and elephants,

Unfolding nostalgic elements,

From the memories of long ago,

A force with powers of magic knows;

Give a child a story to tell,

Get his parents a gift as well,

Until the last action ends,

Make a difference, make legends.


Tell the story of the circus tent,

From far away it has been sent,

With something fun for them to do,

It keeps them out of trouble, too.


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    • Diana Lee profile image

      Diana L Pierce 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thanks, BlossomSB for your input. Childhood memories are a big part of who we become as an adult.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      The circus is such a special part of a child's life and the happy memories remain as we continue the custom of taking the next generation to absorb all the fun of the circus and make memories for them, too. Lovely.

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      Diana L Pierce 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      I drift back to my youthful years every now and then. Most sixth graders in Pennsylvania got to see the Shrine circus when I was a girl. It was one of the high lights of my life. 1967 still seems quite clear to me some days. I'm glad you like it.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Delightful read of the Circus! You have captured all of the fun of a Circus.

      Up and more and sharing

      Hugs and blessings for a wonderful new year,

      Faith Reaper