Posted by: Ron DuBour | August 1, 2019

Clowns and Charlatans*~by Constancio Sulapas Asumen Jr


 

 

DLVII ~> Clowns and Charlatans*

DLVII ~> Clowns and Charlatans*
(Opus557 ~> Clowns and Charlatans)
(1)
With all the lies that the eyes fail to hide,
Bad guys keep them under dark sunglasses;
Whatever concealment they might provide,
They serve no better than false eye lashes;
That steal attention from worse trespasses:
Where clowns unleash their tricks to entertain,
Charlatans flaunt them for legerdemain!
(2)
Just good enough to make a difference,
Regardless of the taunting from your peers;
Leaves you one subtle frame of reference
To learn to close the floodgates of your tears
In pursuit of the conquest of your fears:
Clowns from circuses with flying trapeze,
Perform for the applause they might unleash!
(3)
Neither too proud to accept assistance,
Nor too complacent to be dependent,
They travel the path of least resistance;
Yet never succumb to be despondent;
They trust their lot on vagaries of chance:
Clowns make believe they live in the moment;
Charlatans leave a false predicament!
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*Hook image (Escher09H557.jpg), sequestered uncaptioned, from the Pinterest Air Castles M.C. Escher collection reached my email inbox by gratis subscription.

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