The next two poems are shared in answer to the prompt @ dverse to write about a circus. I hate everything about a circus, the noise, crowd, dirt, smell and cruelity to animals. I suppose I could write about that disdain but I just am not motivated to do so. Instead I am going to share two poems I wrote recently that incorporates the subject.
My second poem for this topic may seem off topic until you remember that a Circus does often include fun houses , the house of mirrors and houses of terror.
The challenge was to write Alphabet Sestet. A Sestet poem is 1 poem of six lines. In this challenge we were to choose a 6 letter sequence in the alphabet, for example A-B-C-D-E-F. The poem above was my response.
lovely butterfly pianist play your tunes of love invite romantic turtle doves harmonize as canaries sing chirping bluebirds on the wing fireflies to light the sparks let’s invite the meadow larks
every creature large and small no limits ~ come one come all to the merry making ball none refused a jovial entrance all invited come and dance lighten up your heavy mood get into a jocund groove it’s a festival of love
watch that in-crowd baring their claws self-righteous quidnuncs all no matter what you’ve done communal tongue is a gun always appalled they fire their bullets their judgment is quick condemnation pricks you’re the outcast