Benjamin Posted September 3, 2012 Share Posted September 3, 2012 A circus came to town today with caravans and raggy clowns and hissing steam to flute the sounds of its Calliope. Parades of preening troupers bowed: performing seals and dancing bears like courtesans displayed their wares into the autumn evening's shroud. Infernal posted bills portrayed a strong man and performing fleas, with elephants, and chimpanzees who’d steal your very breath away. While phantoms on the high trapeze, defied all odds and plied their trade above the audience, who made a silent enigmatic frieze. The ringmaster a lone Lord God and master of their lurid days, exacted he be given praise by cracking whip and probing rod. Unwary mortals, beguiled by his demon midgets juggling balls, were herded to the waiting stalls where wily barkers caught their eye. And sorely tempted, mesmerised, they gambled in demonic games, with numbered tickets for their names and smiles that matched their greedy eyes. Till fire-eater's flames shot through a grill of freaks and gurning trolls, who integrated with fresh souls and sauces on the barbecue. A circus came to town today with caravans and raggy clowns, and hissing steam to flute the sounds of its Calliope. And with the dying of the year you felt that you could run away to where there is no night or day under it’s aegis--- disappear. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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