Poetry Corner: “DDR Circus Memories”

DDR Circus Memories

My feelings debased on the circus ring
subordinated to the vulgar popcorn mouths
soon the master with the whip with the back ripping brush
but I’ll look so pretty
shiny fur and gleaming coat and white fangs on those with dignity and pride
They came to see the untamed beast
ruffian and uncouth champion of the jungle
I attempt a roar
the tears choke
I should be laughing
but the whip exclaims, “NO”
not here as the public currency will decline
my worth depends on THEM
the ugly crowd, judge and jury
guilty is the one without the big clap

God help those whose cage has no bars
and they slowly strangle their pretensions of dignity
at least I have none
that being the dignity they will never see

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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