*^Welcome to the Freak-Show^*

Written and created by Daniella Wisdom

People ask me wot me problem is…and here's the answer to the question.

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Welcome to the Freak-Show, the sky's the limit. Here's your first-class ticket to the greatest show on earth…

I'm trapped in a prison with no walls, a prison with no rules or boundaries. A prison created specifically

For me…

I dance on landmines and do back-flips through rings of fire, in the company of howling ghost and screaming crowds…

I live in a circus of mania, performing for voices I can't hear, and people I can't see or

Even feel…

I live in a freak-show of my design, dancing and twirling and writhing, all for the figments of my

Bizarre imagination…

I entertain the thoughts of madness while I leave knee-deep in it,

Trying in vain to push my way out…

I make a daily sacrifice of all that may or may not have been, while I try to push myself

Farther and farther away from everyone else…  

I reside in a circle of darkness and insanity, and every single day,

I wonder if my own sanity is even still intact…

Everyday, my strength is tested by the Ringmaster, the imaginary man who rules over me,

And I must make the audiences happy, or else he's not happy…

  I live for the cheers of the crowds, living only for their cheers and applauds,

But only to go pack into my cage and weep, waiting for another day…

And even though the hoops I jump through are a means to my demise,

Those hoops are what keep me alive; those hoops are what I live for…

I dance on those landmines to keep myself breathing, to keep from dying,

And to keep from collapsing under the pressure that consumes me…

On the outside, I look like I live in the real world with my family and friends,

But where I really live is in the Ringmaster's circus…

I thrive within the circus, because that's the only place where I can breathe,

The only place I can truly be…

The circus is my prison, the prison I've built for myself, the prison in which I reside,

The prison I love and hate at the same time…

My name is Daniella, the Artist, and I live in the Ringmaster's Circus,

The Circus that exist in my mind…

I am the heart and soul of the Freak-Show, the Freak-Show that I call home,

The Freak-Show that I am, and will always be.

Welcome to the Freak Show.

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