Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bring in the Clowns



The annual festival of clowns
left the children wide-eyed with wonder
Totally mesmerized by the production
the kids devoured candy-floss by the
shovelfuls, as if brainwashed
Admittedly, I was tempted to take part in the
sweet sensations myself
The jovial jesters performed pantomime
as if without a care in the world
Despite their gawkiness, they were turning cartwheels
with high-spirited exuberance, protecting their true
identity behind the guise of a masked harlequin
The curtain fell after the show-stopping finale
as the crowd sent back a loud echo 
of over-wound applause 

Over at Dodge Writes, JL is offering up the USE THESE WORDS Prompt... Today's words are WIDE-EYED, ADMITTEDLY, SHOVELFUL, BRAINWASHED, MASKED, FESTIVAL, PROTECTED, OVERWOUND, GAWKINESS, JOVIAL...The rules are you must use 8 of the 10 words as they are given in prose or poetry form, I managed to use all ten.



8 comments:

  1. smiles. you spun a nice tale out of those words...a rather festive and circus/carnival atmosphere...i still gave wide eyed, though you can hold the sugar...smiles.

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  2. This is great, You are magical in your writing, Blessings, Susie

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  3. @ Brian...lol! I must admit my sugar days are over as well...

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  4. Thank you Susie...thanks to a Lazy Rainy day, I enjoyed scripting this one about clowns...

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  5. What a great dewcription of the role of clowns and the circus.What a mastery you have with words.Well written once again Helena.

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  6. This is wonder filled and a joy to read ! You always bring new light to the Prompts Helena, Thank you so much for joining in!

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  7. That was awesome Helena! Beautiful. You brought all the clowns and children to life for me
    Blessings

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  8. magical write.
    bless those kids/adults.
    join poets rally today.
    we love your talent.
    xoxox

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