You’re in a thankless job and fed up with authority. You feel like life needs more thrills and adventure. You’ve decided… it’s time to make a change. If you’re ready to climb the ladder in a new and exciting profession, have we got the career for you!
But first, we need you to answer a few simple questions: Do you like candy apples and elephants? Do you want to strut in sequins and paint? Do you feel comfortable being shot out of a cannon? If so, the circus life is for you! Go ahead. Quit your stagnate job, pack a bag, and jump aboard the next circus train. Let your potential soar.
Benefits include: All the cotton candy you can eat, daily applause, and lion-bathing privileges.
Write a Poem
There’s something alluring about leaving behind the prosaic predictability of everyday life and embracing the gypsy-hearted existence of the traveling circus. Choose your circus skill and write a poem about it. Will you be a trapeze artist? A clown? Perform acrobatics? Tame lions? You can even choose to be the Ring Master. (Click here for more circus act ideas.) This is your chance to run away with the circus and be the star of the show. Share your poem with us in the comments. We’ll be in the grandstand cheering. 🙂
Take a Picture
Find an object to photograph that will illustrate your secret desire to run away with the circus. (For circus act ideas, see above, under Write a Poem.) Sequins, paint, a piece of unusual clothing? Something to tame or make wild? Maybe even an unexpected selfie. Surprise yourself (and us).
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here is a poem by Maureen we enjoyed:
Their hair like streamers,
so few were left dreamers
while upside down. Such
clowns! No more booted,
they hooted and rooted
just once before touching,
then clutching cleared ground.
Photo by Stephano Montagner, Creative Commons via Flickr.