Edgar and the Circus (xanlee challenge)

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Edgar was, without question, a rambunctious sort


Who arrived at the carnival in parental escort


In the bright circus lights of colors assort


The twelve year old boy made their rendezvous short


 


He slipped away slowly in the oddities tent


And free of his elders, towards the palmist he went


But the line was too long, to a serious extent


A line in its nature he could not circumvent


 


He meandered about, but what soon caught his eyes


Was the magical show of Sir Vallonise


For within the striped tent, he saw beauty arise


A girl, just his age, but to his surprise


 


She entered a coffin on the top of the stage


While Sir Vallonise donned a shotgun, 12 gauge


And with shotgun girl-aimed at the height of rib cage


He let loose the trigger, to cries of outrage


 


But just seconds later, our boy was elated


The girl left the coffin, undesecrated!


He ducked under a tent, his nervousness sated


And wooosh, in a blur, he was decapitated!


 


He’d entered the Great Hall of Mirrors, you see


And some previous kids had gone on a spree


And lifted some mirrors haphazardly


And one made poor Edgar a sad amputee


 


The story of course, does not end right here


For Edgar awoke, and he cried out in fear


His mind still ablaze from the unlucky sheer


But soon he calmed down, and the world became clear


 


Sir Vallonise stood there, right next to his bed


Their chat first began with “Don’t move your head.


You will not be lied to and won’t be mislead,


You see my dear boy, you are...well...dead.”


 


This news sent the boy into vivid distress


But into his room came a bright purple dress


And inside the clothing was, well, can you guess?


The beauty whose gun trick was such a success


 


“You saw the show earlier” she said with a smile


“You know, we’re all dead; that trick had no guile!”


And as all of the evidence started to pile


He began to accept his new dead lifestyle

Created: Mar 15, 2012

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