Sunday, August 18, 2019

it seems bizarre

                                                                                               Attribution: Jacek Yerka
Image: Tea for Two, anyone? (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
bizarre ground crash doubt 
clear entry bid offer spent weight

it seems bizarre
with her pet lying on the ground
thrown in as a gate crasher

there is no doubt
it is a clear entry
as an insurance
in a bid to safeguard her
a lion-tamer of a lady
waiting for her beau

what is on offer
tea for two
to be spent
with her beau a weight-lifter
the handsome attraction of the Big Tent

Yes, the circus is in town
Every pretty lass is hoping for
a date with the strong-man

Would a wide-eyed sweet young thing
care to grapple with a lion first?

Shay's at Sunday Muse #69
Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #417
Sherry's at PU's Poetry Pantry #490


  1. Three cheers for the circus Hank. Many a happy time spent years ago. Great verse and thanks for sharing.


  2. Interesting take on the picture.

  3. A weight lifter might provide enough security, given the lion under the tea table. Smiles.

  4. Forgive me if I don't sit down for afternoon tea with you...I've got to rush off; not only that my body is no way comparable to a weight lifter and I'm allergic to cats!

  5. He won't be messing with her in a way she doesn't want!

  6. Maybe he'll draw the lion at that?

  7. Oh, that last line had me laughing.

  8. Yes the circus is in town indeed! Love this whole poem Hank! Wonderful writing, and the last line was a smile maker!!

  9. One circus that could go many a way.

  10. Quite a question at the end. Smiles.

  11. Strong Man or Lion... what about the horse trainer :)