Circus Days

In Response to Photo Prompt by Jim Reeves in 
Hopes and Dreams for Our Future

Photo Credit: Jim Reeves on Medium

Little girl, little girl,
Growing up takes a short while
That feels like a long while for 
A little girl, little girl — 
Enjoy your Circus Days of
Kaleidoscope legs,
Carefree laughs and 
Careless motion,
Trapeze swinging and
Trampoline tumbling,
Disco dancing and 
Hula-hooping,
Juice box juggling
And grandpa taming.

The Big Top leaves town
Before you know it
And you will be 
A big girl, a big girl —
Growing up,
Leaving home,
Grandpa left 
Wondering 
Where’s my 
Little girl, little girl?