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Cotton-Candy Lies MAG

September 15, 2009
By Fuocotanzer PLATINUM, Jacksonville, Florida
Fuocotanzer PLATINUM, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind but falling in love and not getting arrested"


After the circus clown
painted her cheeks on,
and carefully crayoned a fuchsia smile,
she stepped into the ring to begin her show.

She began with the regular routine:
the one with the squirt-gun tears,
and the flower that was really
a loud noise-maker.
But she pulled it off well, and

soon they were following her around
like children and their mother,
or the Apostles and Jesus.
They couldn't get enough of
her red-painted cheeks,
her crayoned lips.
She spread her arms,
beckoning them in.

Anything you want, she seemed to say.

Anything you want.

The clown tossed her love
over her shoulders like candy,
and the crowd ate it up.

The author's comments:
A friend told me how her girlfriend flung love around so much she choked.

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on Mar. 23 2011 at 3:41 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

this was really good!! :)

on Jan. 7 2010 at 3:38 pm
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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interesting concept. i like how you used your inspiration..