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The Circus


by R. Scott Porter





(Swans - July 14, 2008)  

Come one, come all!
America is displayed before your very eyes!
Right here folks, under the big top!
See the danger! Hear the cries!

It's family entertainment at its finest!
We're performing without a net!
Sit back and prepare yourselves
for a show you will never forget!

Witness the deathly stunts
every day and every night!
You won't believe your eyes!
You can't escape the fright!

Enjoy the refreshments!
Eat and drink like a clown!
You can always diet tomorrow
when the circus leaves town.

The clowns are in charge
while the animals suffer.
The Ringmaster is a drunk.
The ticket seller is a hustler.

The circus is here!
And it's a jungle out there.
So just sit back and enjoy the show!
See the Grand Finale, if you dare!


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About the Author

R. Scott Porter is a General Contractor who lives in Laguna Beach, California, and whose skills and expertise have been featured in This Old House magazine in March 2008. To learn more about Porter's bread and butter, please visit GandSbuilders.com This is Porter's first ever published writing work and it won't be his last.



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