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Round And Round

Lynn White

Round And Round

Round and round, 
go the gaudy horses 
round and round
the small sawdust ring
the Ring Master in control
holding his whip close
making sure
the show goes on.

Round and round,
a bareback rider 
on a rump
but the smiles are fading now 
and the once bright horses 
drab and disheveled 
staggering and lurching.
Round and round 
the treadmill.

Round and round.
Round and round.
Just one more revolution
and they’ll be ready.
to bite the hands
that refused to feed them.

Round and round.
Round and round.
Only one more revolution,
to sharpen up the teeth. 
Round and round,
just one more revolution.

What a circus.


Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality and writes hoping to find an audience for her musings. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Peach Velvet, Light Journal and So It Goes. Find Lynn at: and

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