Matthew Holloway

Gold Star - 5,634 Points (10 June 1978 / Cheshire, England)

The World Is All But A Circus - Poem by Matthew Holloway

The world is all but a circus
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The world is all but a circus
And we the animals caged
To be paraded for our entertainment
The show that is the biggest of all
Roll up, roll up, bare witness
To the performance of man and time
See the beautiful maidens dance
In all their colourful glories
While the lions tamed to bow
The king of the jungle no more
The humble clown who makes us laugh
Paints his mask and wears it well
The ring master smiles, laughs with glee
While blind we follow his lead
The world is all but a circus
Roll up, roll up bare witness

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 15, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 16, 2011


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