bored by freaks

bored by freaks

A Poem by Joyce S. Greene
"

under the big top . . .

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bored by freaks
and the sword swallower
giddy boys
crawl beneath the tent
to see the dancing girls

© 2013 Joyce S. Greene



Author's Note

Joyce S. Greene
Publication credit: Ribbons: Journal of the Tanka Society of America October 2010

Graphic credit: Google Images

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i like this poem Its simplistic, yes reveals the human male nature of discovery of ones self during the time when those feeling awaken toward a girl. Also it could be taken in another manner how people are attracted by the bizarre and cant become desensitized by the "Freakish" All in all this is a reflective piece and definitely one to ponder.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

You have written an impressive review, Jordan. I enjoyed reading it very much. Thank you so much f.. read more
POETIC SOUL 2013

3 Years Ago

your welcome.



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:) :) idleness gives birth to destructive energy indeed :)
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Posted 3 Years Ago


Aww, Joyce. I adore this one! Boys will be boys. Oooh... So cute.

Posted 3 Years Ago


i like this poem Its simplistic, yes reveals the human male nature of discovery of ones self during the time when those feeling awaken toward a girl. Also it could be taken in another manner how people are attracted by the bizarre and cant become desensitized by the "Freakish" All in all this is a reflective piece and definitely one to ponder.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

You have written an impressive review, Jordan. I enjoyed reading it very much. Thank you so much f.. read more
POETIC SOUL 2013

3 Years Ago

your welcome.
HA! I would be one of those boys.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Human nature, I guess. Glad it gave you a laugh.
Ha-Ha! This was great, Joyce. I suppose one might be worried if those boys weren't interested in the dancing girls, huh? And as the old saying goes, "Boys will be boys." Well done!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Rebecca. Yes, they sure will be! I appreciate your thoughts a lot.
Giddy men too will seek such...LOL

Enjoyed it

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

How true, Scott. I remember seeing the signs advertising the girly shows at circuses when I was a k.. read more
Scott Metro

3 Years Ago

Hah...men will be men...we are knuckleheads on some occasions...LOL
My pleasure.
Scott
For boys dancing girls will always trump sword swallowing lol.Very nice

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

You're right about that, Vida. Thanks for stopping by to read and let me know your thoughts. I am .. read more
Vidya Bacchus

3 Years Ago

You are welcome dear poet and i will be visiting more of your work I think you are awesome.Thank yo.. read more
I understand how the NYCsubway can make freaks boring. Sword swollowers can all choke. Dancing girls...boyz of all ages get giddy. Truth needs few words and you do it very well Joyce. :-) Tom

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thanks for leaving your thoughts behind, Tom. You have experienced life as few others have both on .. read more
I understand this poem. Those dancing girls were a more tempting option. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Coyote. I appreciate your thoughts very much. I will be reading poetry this weekend since .. read more
Your writing is very powerful in its simplicity.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you, K. I write tanka a lot - it's my form of choice. I appreciate your appreciation of the .. read more

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