Piper Foster Wilder
Circus! The Greatest Show on Earth!
by Melissa Foster
The circus is in town! You heard it right! I said, The Circus!
The Ringling Brothers C I R C U S!
The Greatest Show on Earth!
Come and see it all! Fire breathers, sword swallowers, knife
throwers, lion tamers, biking bears, trape-eeze flyers, high wires,
tightrope walkers, human cannons, stilt men, big cat acts,
human pyramids, balancing elephants . . . bee-dazzling,
Daddy, can I sit on your shoulders?
Yes, Siree, Ladies and Gents and all you kids, we even got the
snake girl, the midgets, the fire-breathers, carnival clowns-
and a strong man you gotta see!
That big red clown scares me!
Step right up! Get your tickets ‘fore they’re gone! All for a buck!
I don’t wanna holler, but it’s just one
dollar! Get your cracker jacks, candy corn, popcorn, corn dogs,
cotton candy – no empty hands or stomachs under our Big Top!
Oh, pink cotton candy, Daddy, p l e a s e !
This way! This way! Fascination, palpitation, gyration- all under one Big Top! Step right up!
That’s right, folks, we got a show to stop all shows tonight! Bring out the snake girl, the vanishing act, the fire jugglers, the midgets, the fat lady – even the freaks! Mesmerizing, hypnotizing, magnetizing – see it here! Don’t miss a moment! It’s about to begin!
It’s SHHHOOOWWW TIME!!