Circus Wars


The ‘great’ war

between the two

circus companies was

about to commence.


The Ringmaster called for

the clowns,

he called for the geeks,

he called for

the flying elephants

and the ferocious lions.


“Suit up and arm ye-selves,” he cried. “We’ll teach those second-rate interlopers!”


Across the river, the

other circus was fast asleep.


Cried the Ringmaster,

“Bison Bob’s Wild West Vaudeville & Indian War Battle Reenactment Show,

will rue the day they 

ever heard the name,

Col. Beauregard ‘s Famous Flying Traveling Circus & Side Show-Supreme of 1873!


The strongman wheeled out

the mighty circus cannon,

and aimed it at the rival circus.


A hush fell over the circus folk.

And then,

said the ringmaster,



Boom went the cannon!


“Aaaaaghhhhhhhhhhh!” cried the human cannonball.




24 thoughts on “Circus Wars

  1. This war spawned a film franchise, known as GREAT CIRCUS WARS:
    -The Cannonball Menace
    -Attack of the Clowns
    -Revenge of the Fuse
    -A New Shot
    -The Circus Strikes Back
    -Return of the Bozos
    -The Cannon Awakens
    -The Last Bozo
    -The Rise of Sky Wackos

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