Oh! What a glorious day at the circus!
Stupendous, Grand, Enchanting, Brilliant!
Oh, the Acts and the Elephants near us,
Trapeze, in the Topaz, and Militant;
I say, and the fire-eaters and the freaks,
In this carnival, so stripped for tickets,
And tips, what ornate displays of Neat;
The jugglers, and the dragon-mouthed midgets,
I saw the Acrobats and the trained monkeys;
Oh! What an illusion so devoid o’ certainty,
And the candle-whip, and tight-rope walkers;
The Clown, in the end, was the Ring-Master!
T’was awesome and incredibly intrinsic,
The appeased sight of this catty linguistic;
From behind this cage, the whip and the Stool,
“Get the lion’s chain ready, you Fool!”
I still have my performance left to do,
I still have my performance left to do…