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An old one written when an American illusionist decided to hang about above the Thames in a glass box.

 

Portrait Of The Hunger Artist back

 

There’s magic in the air
The circus is in town
A Sky-high Perspex pantomime
With a solitary clown

Is it performance art?
Or a test of endurance and pain?
No! It’s The First Time A Multi-Millionaire American Illusionist
Has Been Suspended Above The River Thames
In A Transparent Cube For Six Weeks
Without Dunkin’ Donuts Or Big Macs
But With Round The Clock Satellite Television Coverage
And Unparalleled Free Advertising!
Ladies & Gentlemen! It’s Mr David Blaine!

What’s he trying to prove?
Is he wearing edible socks?
Is he Jesus without the loaves and the fishes?
Or just a bloke with a beard in a box?

He says that he won’t eat
For 44 days and nights
Well what am I supposed to do?
Burst oot in fairy lights?

As millions watch one man “starve”
Starving millions never say grace
People who live in glass houses
Should expect to get egg on their face

But while Blaine sustains his celebrity diet
Wasting in shellshocked affront
His bank account is putting on weight
What a terribly cunning stunt!

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