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Circus of Learning

October 20, 2012
By musicgirl1998 GOLD, Littleton, Colorado
musicgirl1998 GOLD, Littleton, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.

So much paint on such young faces,
costumes draw eyes to sacred places.
Like a magic trick, poisoned words
reach virgin ears so all is heard.

The acrobats had pulled us into
separate nests as away they flew.
our "trusted" colleagues let us fall;
as a web caught me, we lost all.

"Ringmaster, why can't you see
you circus is destroying me!"
I cried to our ignorant leader-
he grinned that everything was clear.

Every day this twisted circus
fails to comfort, teach, and help us.
But we'll persevere for four more years,
absorbing directions through torn ears.

The author's comments:
A circus compared to the bad side of school.

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