Carpe Diem “circus”

18 Jan

circus

Clowns with broken hearts

cavorting in circus rings

wearing painted smiles

**************

Barnum and Bailey

exploiting the defenceless

the show must go on

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10 Responses to “Carpe Diem “circus””

  1. Chevrefeuille January 18, 2013 at 4:48 am #

    What can I say Patricia … your haiku is very well penned and leaves me in awe. Clowns are my favorite, but I think they hide their sadness behind their painted faces. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Charleen January 18, 2013 at 7:28 am #

    My heart sighed at this one.

  3. artmusedog January 18, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    Definitely a well penned haiku with deep meaning ~

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^ on Blogger

  4. 4joy January 18, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    I find most circuses very sad….well-said…

  5. jrbsays January 18, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    A Clown’s heart breaks when we realise that we are silly than they are. No wonder they are the inspiration for so many horror stories 🙂

  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) January 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Those sad clowns, how awful to live with a painted smile. Love it.

  7. becca givens January 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Painted smiles — prevent the true faces of the clowns to shine through … only the eyes (if you could view his eyes long enough) would reveal the emotion behind the smiles.

    Journey’s Road

  8. WabiSabi January 18, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Great capture of the truth about circus folks! Exploited , sad.!

  9. kaykuala January 18, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    It’s certainly a hard life for the clowns! They’re sad but are expected to make others laugh. Nicely Pat!

    Hank

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