Circus This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

September 5, 2008
A sarcastic smile plays over her blood-stained lips
A brow raises as she surveys you with jaded eyes

So you want to be in this world, but do you?
Where everything’s masks and smoky glass?

You want to be here?
Where one misstep sends you plummeting to the ground?

Here?
Where we each struggle in our respective “professions”
But we all fight for the same things?

How odd.
Because if I was allowed to make this choice again,
I highly doubt that I would choose this.

But then again.
Maybe I would.

Who can resist the majesty of this life?
The sequined costumes,
The lively face paint?

I doubt I could,
Because this world draws you in,
With its glitter and gold –
But rarely lets you back out.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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dxynx said...
Apr. 8, 2014 at 5:17 pm
very well written poem! it reminds me of one of my favorite songs when I was in middle school by Christina Aguilera. 
 
mcpanicfanic said...
Apr. 20, 2010 at 2:28 am
This is awesome! The wording is really good too! Its actually pretty deep.
 
GazellarendraThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 9, 2009 at 6:32 pm
Wow. That was deep and almost mysterious. Very...almost borderline scary...but alluring. Nice work
 
Squiddy said...
May 29, 2009 at 3:20 pm
I donot support circuses. They aere mean. SQUIDDY DONT LIKE.
 
beach replied...
Mar. 15, 2011 at 10:12 pm
Why are they "mean"? Just curious, not saying that you are wrong. 
 
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