The Greatest Show On Earth

The Greatest Show On Earth prose poem

Uploaded by Peter Anderson

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth
We’ve got Daredevils, acrobats and clowns dishing out the mirth”

Somewhere speakers crackle to life and a record plays
“Ra da da da da da da da da da”
The Great Donald has arrived, and is ready to amaze

He’s as orange as a tangerine with a mane of golden hair
He vanishes a Lieutenant General, replaced by a Russian millionaire

Mongolian Nazis on horseback race around the center ring
Uniforms made in Shanghai, horses from Beijing

Terrorists disguised as terrorists are juggling IEDS
Inviting members of the audience to join up and become devotees

Clowns are up arms against far right mime and their silent laws
They’ve broken into fractions and started foolish wars

The catcher left the Flying Europeans who were supposed to be performing overhead
No one in the crowd’s noticed as their act was so old it was almost dead

One of the Russian bears is twerking and the others follow suit
Next month they’re touring Syria then on to Beirut

DMZ the human cannonball has been told by Health and Safety the show is off
The crowd wait with baited breath as he continues counting down to blastoff

Chavismo is beating back his angry pack of Capybara with a whip and chair
Riding past a rhino on a unicycle checks his status on Ashley Madison, hoping for an affair

From the big top to the sideshow’s and the Carnies in the fair
Roll up and welcome to another three ring nightmare

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Who am I?"- English by birth, Scouser by luck, living in South Africa by choice- Paid to cook, hypnotizes for fun and writes poems because I cant stop- Insomniac, chain smoker, sour worm addict- Bulldogs, Motorbikes and Liverpool football club- Dreamer, realist and slighty depressed
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