Like a Colorful Circus, our Lives (a poem of acceptance)

In brilliance performed...
In brilliance performed...
Some colors to fade...
Some colors to fade...
seem to drift away...
seem to drift away...
when seen in a new retrospect..
when seen in a new retrospect..
enlightening visions made...
enlightening visions made...
ours to accept the good with the bad...
ours to accept the good with the bad...
Still standing as one, and  so glad...
Still standing as one, and so glad...
For there's hope in good and the bad...
For there's hope in good and the bad...
For this bright light, we're never sad...
For this bright light, we're never sad...
Resilience...
Resilience...

The Big Top


Now comes the distinguished ringmaster, to blow his whistle and for all, to display,

The three ringed circus a celebration of cheer, as all happy clowns are here.

A parade of the elephants and their riders so sweet, all to wave to us, and to greet.

The trapeze artists, so daring, so brave, as we rave and watch, to tremble in fear.


As Congress. to Seem


A candidate to run, as true blue, in all that they plan to do, all's education to pursue,

When each one is voted in, a change in the rhetoric to begin, now a new one to brew.

Amid the speeches and smiles so fair, all to make huge promises, without any care,

Parades to support and the T.V.ads, big money to court, these lads, nothing to spare.


An Evident Similarity


The elephant and the donkey on signs, of a circus, it all reminds, is our sign of the times,

The head men behind the scenes, often those elected, their only means, those selected.

The occasional dedicated, to run, a vestige of each blithe spirit, and as bright as the sun,

Deserving of all's salute, their deeds, their truth, so succeeds, great statues to be erected.


Questionable, at Best


Would a Jefferson, Hamilton, or Lincoln approve, of this, much a sham, of most every move,

The congress, once known, held in highest esteem, now malnourished, of such pipe dreams.

The colorful circus, performed before our eyes, enlightening, such an entertaining enterprise,

Never boring, without drama, so keen, as a soap opera of sorts, their retorts, so odd, it seems.


Our Hopes to Remain Undaunted


We may yet, take heart, as each does their part, to overcome and reform all this, of our lives,

The world to gain, for we shall never refrain, in correcting the wrongs, each misdeed, realized.

Our existence, all much of a circus, a jovial congregation, as each act portrayed, in its whole,

Is needless to say, the fond parts we each play, never forced upon us, or to be cajoled.



Spirit of the light to reign...
Spirit of the light to reign...

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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

This seems so appropriate somehow on election day!


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you and blessings. Yes election day prompted this poetry. I hope it is inspiring more than not. whonu


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

I was going to say exactly what Audrey said. You're really on a roll these days, whonu. You're spitting 'em out left and right!

BTW, I voted today. See my sticker? :-)


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

It is inspiring as politics has seemed to become a three ring circus replete with monkeys, donkeys, elephants and snakes. As each act is played over and over we certainly pray for a better outcome. Well written.

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for your support my friend. Blessings. whonu


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

My thanks to bravewarrior and tillsontitan for heir gracious words. whonu


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Tensiongentry 2 years ago

Indeed, our lives do seem like some kind of colorful circus sometimes. Especially in regards to how politicians come parading through our world every election year making promises and showing off the donkey and elephant's latest tricks. Good write.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend. whonu


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Most appropriate for Election Day in the states and your words reflect well on the boobs who run the country here in Latvia. I believe we have the flying circus here. Everyone is kicking everyone else out the door and their just flying here and there. Passing this on.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Yes my friend and thank you for your support in this. whonu


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

This is all so very true. All we need todo is look within, and I think we'll find many of the answers to today's difficulties. Most of us seem to be following the lead, too.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Yes my friend I agree with you. whonu

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