Poetry Corner: “DDR (East Germany) Circus Memories

DDR (East German Democratic Republic) Circus Memories

My feelings debased on the circus ring
subordinated to DDR beer breath mouths
soon the master with the whip and the back ripping brush
but I’ll look so pretty
shiny fur and gleaming coat

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”
I attempt a roar
the tears choke
not here for my public currency declines
my worth depends on them
the ugly crowd, judge and jury
rather mimics the enslaved DDR citizenry penury
guilty is the animal without the big clap

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

Robert K. Stephen

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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