Circus Freak

By Malcholm Dark

Come one, come all...

Pay to get a fright
Such a horrid sight.
My life has been a sideshow
Best seen from the front row.
Curiosity you seek
Behold the viscous freak.

--Come one, come all
see the mystery, see the show.

You'll be told to sit still
Or I might pounce and kill.
I scream and roar on stage
A monster full of rage.
A show full of chills and thrills
My performance pays the bills.

--Come one, come all
see the mystery, see the show.

My life is falsely told
Wild thing, captured and sold.
Jungle-man and deformed
Educated and reformed.
Genetic mistake, that is me
A wicked sight, come and see.

--Come one, come all
see the mystery, see the show.

I'm not an animal
Reptile, fish or mammal.
Always I am a man
One you won't understand.
Actually, I'm mild and meek
The big charade...
                            a circus freak!

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Copyright 2010 Malcholm Dark
Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2010.     Filed under: "Tribute" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

to all the sideshow freaks we love to gauk at, I salute you
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  • A former member wrote: haha awesome.... reminds me of 'ladies and gentlemen' by Saliva, I think... and it makes me wonder what you do for a living, too. Well played parody... another well packaged delivery... tidy and neat. *gawks and then salutes*

  • alex herewane On Tuesday, November 9, 2010, alex herewane (153)By person wrote:

    How much would it take from a man to see his life as nothing more than an object for people to stare at and ridicle. We are fascinating creatures. no matter what cards we are dealt, we still have to make out way thru life, I really enjoyed this write, it got me thinking. keep up the good work.

  • lupus tenebrae On Tuesday, November 9, 2010, lupus tenebrae (894)By person wrote:

    Truly one for all of the freaks out there. Put on stage for the mindless amusement of others. Excellent piece as always my friend, write on. Scholar

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