May 14th: Journal Entry

May 14, 2011


Between movies, music, and general occurrences, the circus keeps coming up. I recently watched Water for Elephants, which was awesome by the way, and there is a train nearby that reminds me of some of the characters in the movie. I’m feeling extra inspired by some of these circus folk. They are dynamic and unpredictable, which makes for a good story or in this case – a poem.


It’s a Circus

By: Vanessa K. Eccles



Once upon a dreary land,

There was circus girl.

She was an orphan that could land

On her feet and give a twirl.



She could twist and turn

and flip and spin.

Watching would make stomachs churn,

but she’d do it again and again.



She was petite and white

as a porcelain doll.

Her curls were tight

but soft as they’d fall.



Her eyes gleamed blue.

Her lips were red.

Her dressed glimmered too,

and her arms were graceful as she lead.



She’d guide the beast

from left to right.

The audience had no idea, in the least

what had been her fight.



She related to these wild things

because she was one of their kind.

At night her pearly teeth would turn to fangs,

and often she would find

herself in a room with a stranger

But this time… she was not the one in danger.

© Copyright 2011

3 comments:

Donna said...

Love the post. Thank you for sharing. I am a new follower. I would love a follow back when you have a moment. Thanks. Donna
http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

Vanessa K. Eccles said...

Hi Donna! Thanks for the support. I am now following you, and I look forward to reading more of your posts. :)

Gabby A. Phillips said...

Sweet poem, Vanessa. I absolutely loved the movie too, but really, if you get the chance, you should definitely read the book. It's one hundred times better than the movie and even more inspiring---definitely now one of my all time favorites. :)