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Updated on December 15, 2014

By: Wayne Brown

I fly with Waldo Pepper and we’re coming to your town

We’ll fly about your skies with propellers spinnin' ‘round

Our flying circus will fill you with both pale and awe

We’ll entertain you up in flight and do it without flaw


I lean back against the pole holding the guy wire of the wing

Airplane rolls down the grassy strip and I hear the engine sing

Way up in the sky, far up over your head, I walk the wing so free

You stand down upon the ground afraid filled with fear for me


The pilot makes a low pass on the crowd assembled on the ground

I stand high atop the bi-wing as he rolls the plane upside down

Screams and moans are heard from all around the crowd

Seeing that I’m all right, then they cheer and clap real loud


I stick like glue to that wing as I step my skyward dance

I came here to entertain you, all I require is the chance

You call me courageous, a fool, an idiot, running out time

But you wish you could do it too if the courage you could find


When I get back upon the ground, they run to greet me there

It’s as if I was an angel with a halo glowing up above my hair

Through my flying stunts this big crowd lives so precariously

They think me brave out on that wing, my fear they never see


We’ll pack our tents and fly away to head for the next towns

The Great Waldo Pepper Flying Circus and his wing dancing clowns

And in every stop we make, yet another crowd will gather nearby

To watch me walk upon the wing and dance free up in the sky


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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Bpop...dizzying, huh! Thanks! WB

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Love the poem but the shows make me nervous.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Pamela99...I was scared just writing it! WB

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      I'll phrase it differently. I certainly don't have the guts to do anything remotely that dangerous. Thanks for the interesting poem.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas balls would have to be so big the plane would not be able to lift me in flight! WB

      It's a dizzying sport and only a damn fool would do it Charlie! WB

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      I won't be watching, I can't do that anymore. Too dizzying even here on t-firma

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      Augustine A Zavala 7 years ago from Texas

      The wing walkers had balls and ovaries of steel. Awesome!

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      saddlerider1 7 years ago

      Wow, I got dizzy from that winged flight. The bravery of those mean and women who test themselves and balance in the air, the trust of the pilot to keep them safe as we look up from down there, praying that they stay upright and not become downright into this onlooking crowd of wide opened onlookers. Great, loved it.