Clowns Say So
So irresistible
when exotic animals are seen
where they are not supposed to be seen
elephants
on the large empty corner lot
huge tent of red and yellow stripes
Circus
is here

So exciting
kids wait anxiously
while adults observe
one hundred years ago
Was I happy?

Inside the tent is kooky freaky
fake stars of five angles
scattered
on navy blue sky dome
So many strings coming down from the ceiling
So many invisible workers dressed in black
Suddenly we were invited
to be a part of
tarot cards
slowly seeing the things eyes doubt to see
making us believe what we actually see
A casher girl I bought tickets from
earlier in the evening
dangling in the air
upside down
with her skimpy costume
Several other girls, too
Are they happy?

Man sitting next to me
having a panic attack
must have been from pendulum motion
I feel bad
I feel bad
I feel bad
running toward the exit
Vendors walking up and down
on the aisle
selling popcorn and snow cones
and cotton candy
distracting kids and me
They don't seem to care if we enjoy the show
nor who suffers from a panic attack
Am I happy?

Big cats sit still
on the stage
in the cage
Soft whip bouncing around them
trained and tamed
as long as there is a treat
Elephants roll down belly up
on the floor
off the floor
standing up with hind legs
Pink poodles shooting out like bullets
on the field as dust filled the air
Are they happy?

Whole humanity is in the tent
unknown flag on top
Swinging bouncing shooting
on a palm of God
or on a wheel of fortune?
'Show what we can do'
an ultimate question surrounding
'happiness'
ARE YOU HAPPY?
Some say yes
Some hesitate a little to say yes
or no some say

On next day
the tent will be gone
Life is just a dream like the tent
as if nothing was really there
We walk on a rope
Clowns say so
while juggling three balls
upside down
standing on the head






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God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference
---The serenity prayer

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us---Roman5: 1-5
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