A Hot Summer Night

A Hot Summer Night

A Poem by J Todd Underhill
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09/19/2017

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Under the big top,

All the joy, mirth and delight,

Mania Nonstop.

 

The daring young men,

Up high, the trapeze takes flight,

A slip now and then.

 

Elephants galore,

Three that are grey, one is white.

The crowd does adore.

 

Clowns faces painted,

Take the center ring spot light.

Full of booze tainted.

 

Lions, Tigers, Bears,

Are such a glorious sight

As the crowd now stares.

 

Strongman entertains,

With his show of brawn and might.

Glory he now gains.

 

Then sickness contrived,

Someone set the tent alight,

And no one survived.


© 2017 J Todd Underhill



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wow! what a shocker! your poem lulled me ..just right cliche' use sir ..when i was around 22 or so my Da and I were on a little road trip and while passing through a small town he noticed signs up for the Circus .. he completely surprised me by asking if i wanted to go .. i said sure! so we went ... and i have a wonderful memory .. so thats where i was slipping to when your closing verse struck ... so well done says i! caught me completely by surprise ...sick minds accomplish great sickness some times don't they :(
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wow! what a shocker! your poem lulled me ..just right cliche' use sir ..when i was around 22 or so my Da and I were on a little road trip and while passing through a small town he noticed signs up for the Circus .. he completely surprised me by asking if i wanted to go .. i said sure! so we went ... and i have a wonderful memory .. so thats where i was slipping to when your closing verse struck ... so well done says i! caught me completely by surprise ...sick minds accomplish great sickness some times don't they :(
E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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J Todd Underhill
J Todd Underhill

Denver, CO



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J Todd Underhill has been writing in the Denver Colorado area for over twenty eight years. He has embraced poetics and spoken word art as his chosen art medium. He owned the title “Poet” i.. more..

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