Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Circus Clean-Up Crew

Amidst the wreckage in Joplin
an elephant is trompin'...
'cuz the Piccadilly Circus crew
chose to stay and help too.

Tonight my hat's off to them,
the kind women and men,
who spread smiles for a living
whether circus-ing or giving.

© Rachel Hoyt 2011.  All rights reserved.



  1. What if you hat is off and a monkey steals it
    Would you have a fit
    You'd have to get the big toed man
    Or the ghostly looking guy with no tan
    Or a scary clown
    One that has a happy face not a frown
    To get after the monkey before he scats
    And your stuck chasing the dancing rats
    Oh but you could get on the trapize
    And go weak in the knees
    Then you might go splat
    And never get your hat
    Might have to sneak past the lions, tigers and bears oh my
    One chomp from them and you could die
    Boy don't you want to make that monkey fry
    For stealing your hat and making you

    But yes it's great that they are there to give
    As some do nothing more than live and let live

  2. I got two for the price of one here :)
    so I clapped and then gave a little cheer
    and say thank you as I bow down low
    I really would love to stay but I have to go :(

  3. elephant poo sweeper! Your a Keeper!


  4. @Pat - I am kinda mad at that monkey now! I knew he was going to mess with me somehow. :)

    @SJ - I assume you are referring to Pat Hatt, my new rhyming friend. His comments are entertaining me to no end. :)

    @Alejandro - I too love that they sweep poo! I want my own elephant too. :)

  5. @Madeleine - Thanks! I love sharing this kind of story. So sweet. :)

  6. You made me smile,
    And made my brain run a mile,
    To sleep in sands and run through waves,
    Until I skid disheveled to the grave!
    x x x

  7. @zenmirror - Your comment is so cute. Your rhyming = a hoot! :)


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...