May 20, 2012

Just A Performance

Society cries for the antics of some
Entertained by the acts from the street
Gathering numbers that hee-haw and hum
Guffaws from the glitter effete.

A dangerous motion, a rich man's delict
Acrobats shout as they sling
Illusionist twisting your minds with his tricks
We freaks from outside of the ring

Bodies and timing, impeccable throws
Sweat never making appearance
Blindfolded, anchoraged beasts to oppose
Till the clown makes the final appearance

A performance from one who can't utter a word
Master of sadness and sin
Who can't colour his day from the things that he's heard
Camaraderie smile painted in


The star of the show, the pedestal prince
Funny,  foreboding to some
The ass of the class and in life ever since
Wearing endless mascara that runs

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This is probably one of many uploaded to this post but with so many covers out there I'll stick to an audio of the original. One of my all time favourite songs. The words are just precious:  SEND IN THE CLOWNS:

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19 comments:

brenda w said...

This painting seems to have inspired rhythm and rhyme. You have it rolling through your piece. I like it. The last stanza is a bit sad, but there's humor there, too. Nicely done.

Brian Miller said...

We freaks from outside of the ring...aint that the truth...the end made me think of the song tears of the clown...really nice flow through out this....its all a circus isnt it...

Other Mary said...

I too really liked the line about freaks, and also your last stanza is outstanding.

Wayne Pitchko said...

nice performance...and well done ..thanks for sharing

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

your wrote in the way I wish I could have. it had a great flow to lead throw the words like a scene. Brava.
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zongrik said...

the guffaws line is just great...good descriptions


show's about to begin

Karen S. said...

Very cool....and I hate it too when my mascara runs...imagine the poor sad clowns of the world having that to add to their rhythm of being right!

Catfish Tales said...

Wonderful, Lena. Really enjoyed this one...so much soul.

Steven Cain said...

Brilliant.

Scumbag Sam said...

made me smile - some great turns of phrases!

Sue said...

Great job. Loved those last lines especially.

=)

Helen said...

Inside .. looking out. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

I can remember when u lovd those peridot clowns in the 80's. I couldnae sleep with that picture above the bed......

Other Mary said...

Well done, and I like the internal rhyme.

Jinksy said...

Ass of the class? Sounds like me!

Daydreamertoo said...

I couldn't get into that clown pic at all. Never liked circus clowns, always found something a little macabre about them somehow. LOL
You tackled this well though.

Tess Kincaid said...

I really like "pedestal prince"...nice...

Alex Dissing said...

What a flow this one has! "The ass of the class and in life ever since / Wearing endless mascara that runs." Great, mysterious ending.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

Anna :o]