CIRCUS BOY 28/06/2009


Circus Boy

James WF Roberts


In a cluttered little room

In a big empty, house

Echoes of past mistakes,

Splattered all over


All over the walls,

All over the body

The dreams and the shadows

Of past glories, linger


Like a sweet seductive drug

The world’s anger, shame, crimes,

Pain, misery, your only true friends


Money and fame, can wipe away

Almost anything; except what lies beneath

Every supporter, well-wisher, dazzling you

With Dollar-Sign eyes;

You dazzling them, with what you can grant

Magical twisting, Jack in the box genie


Dorian Grey had nothing on you

A Midas’ palace, a pleasure dome,

A Xandau; of monstrous proportions


Tabloid fodder, a Comedian’s field-day

An echo of terror, within a once-pure heart


Circus Boy fades behind the Shutter Bug’s Light!

Circus Boy fades behind the shadow of Frankenstein

And his creation. Rolled into one.


Circus Boy falling thru the spiraling galaxy

Pure on the outside….what lies beneath?


Lonely child? Haunted man?

Guilty/not guilty

All a matter of visions in the mirror

What’s more destructive the Monster

Who can kill or maim…

The ones who take the pictures

That tantalize and terrify


Circus boy lost in a lurid maze

Mirrors flash in fire, and masks

Only hide the truth for so long…



About jameswfrobertsdapoet

Emerging Poet and Writer. From Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. I present a show called Crazy Talk/Word Berserk, on I believe in what Phoenix has to offer. No where else will you get the diversity of Gospel, Country music shows, Koori themed shows and Poetry and Experimental music? My father, Bryan did a show on 3CCC in the 1980’s called the Keyboard Hour for a bout 8 years, until he died. That is partly why I joined Phoenix but mainly it’s because of the diversity we offer people and also I really do feel that we are an important vehicle, an important voice for the Community at Large. My interests are Poetry, Literature, Music, Movies, Cultural Awareness and Philosophical pursuits. My show is basically a Late Night Radio Show for Artists, Poets, Musicians and Creative Thinkers of all types to come and inform, enjoy, entertain and inspire each other. So join me and my guests from the local Artistic Community to be inspired, to be entertained and informed
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2 Responses to CIRCUS BOY 28/06/2009

  1. Em says:

    Some chilling and insightful comments on fame in there… the mutual dazzling, “…An echo of terror, within a once-pure heart…” (ah, terror – by definition, a pure emotion). Most brilliant of all was the question which resounds throughout the media; a reminder that truth is in the mind of the consumer, and lies can be in the presentation: “…What’s more destructive the Monster/ Who can kill or maim…/ The ones who take the pictures/ That tantalize and terrify…”

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