Monday Memories: Perfect Seat

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Circus shows once filled with excitement to delight

Few spectators now attend circus magic each night

 

Generation ago, numerous children experienced it all

Now mighty Big Tops have vanished with a huge fall

 

Sitting in the crowd with a perfect seat

Thrilled to adore another tasty treat

 

The ringmaster keeps the thrilling show moving along

Audiences soon realize that each act lasts only so long

 

Three rings keep crowd’s enthusiasm mounting with ease

Here come zany clowns, filled with foolishness to please

 

Dazzling jugglers and daring acrobats delight

Children dream of being in the circus spotlight

 

Sitting in the crowd with a perfect seat

Eagerly watching performances so sweet

 

Lions, tigers, and bears—Oh, what a sight to behold

Bravery shown by animal tamers, awesome and bold

 

Always pleasing are gigantic elephants from afar

Their majestic presence makes them the stars

 

Evening’s ultimate act flies high above three circus rings

Trapeze artists dangle with suspense from their swings

 

Sitting in the crowd with a perfect seat

Looking forward to each astonishing feat

 

Fewer circus companies still travel the globe

The “Greatest Show on Earth” needed to fold

 

Audiences once filled the Big Top’s nightly crusade

Now dying out, precious memories stumble and fade

 

New generation of young children shall never wonder

How circus night brought applause as loud as thunder

 

Sitting in the crowd with a perfect seat

Recalling circus images that will repeat

 

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Film Buff Memories

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Becoming something of a classic film buff

Viewing one notable movie is never enough

 

Seeing Brando and an all-star cast is a dream

“The Godfather” brings intensity to the screen

Traveling back to witness world history, long past

“Schindler’s List” fills emotions that forever last

Walking with Bogart and Bergman once more

“Casablanca” presents a story that will soar

Rising again on an American southern plantation

“Gone with the Wind” makes Gable a sensation

Growing up along the magical yellow brick road

“The Wizard of Oz” sings with music, never old

 

Filling an appetite for storytelling that is the best

Watching skillful actors in plots fulfilling the test

 

Comparing life to a box of chocolates, he imparts

“Forrest Gump” offers a look at a life never tart

Listening to how music makes the hills come alive

“The Sound of Music” still stirs visions that thrive

Arriving on screen come Darth Vader and lots more

The original “Star Wars” brings new hope that soars

Making a classic musical with singing and dancing

“Singin’ in the Rain” presents Gene Kelly’s prancing

Feeling comfortable with a warm, real story to know

“It’s a Wonderful Life” sends an angel to save a soul

 

Finding time for viewing one more film tonight

Eager to build more movie memories this night

 

Do you have any favorite films that you would enjoy watching again?  The above films are just a tiny taste of ones that I would enjoy watching again (hmm, I think that I already have).

 

 

Television’s Precious Gifts

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Television brings us plenty to enjoy and view

There is so much to check out—both old and new

For some, 24-hour news channels keep them up-to-date

On whatever will be the day’s events and our fate

Growing up and watching many children’s shows

Most of them teach what there is to know

Movies, movies, movies of every genre and taste

Some make people finish dinner in a big haste

For those wanting to laugh, there are funny sitcoms

Some may even remind one of his dad or mom

Viewing dramas fills others’ interests and time

Certain shows will become daily favorites of mine

Now even more choices are available for all of us

The Internet offers even more shows without the fuss