Big Top Clown (The Circus Suite)

Listen to Big Top Clown by Richard Charles Stevens (The Circus Suite)

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it’s debatable how i’m all here
it’s debatable how i’m not there
it’s debatable how i’m all here
it’s debatable how i’m not there
.
it’s a sheer drop to the bottom
farther still to souvenir shop
not a pin to hear drop within ear shot
sheep flock in queer gridlock
while their ears pop at the flintlock
robbed of clear shot by the thick fog
taking pot shots at a springbok
at odds with insincere lot
in a state of indistinct shock
with their wrists cocked
as they stop the clocks
to dock them of their tick tock
hoping that the sweatshop
is less choking in a vest top
known for head drops
owed to shell shock
groping red rocks at the river
quoting deadlock as the best shot
hoping head rot reconsiders
it’s a sheer drop to the bottom
but a tip top trot within us
.
it’s a ruse that we are better to presume
than get together and attune
making useless then endeavours as we sever tethers
fore they care to bloom
.
big top clown
with a clutch of balloons
every colour shade and hue
under gaze of sun and moon
numbered days and nights resumed
face paint white
and eyes bright blue
prized at very height of much ado
with a tricycle
plus one for two
and a pair of size twenty one shoes
with a tricycle
plus one for two
and a pair of size twenty one shoes
.
it’s debatable how i’m all here
it’s debatable how i’m not there
it’s debatable how i’m all here
it’s debatable how i’m not there
.
it’s a ruse that we are better to presume
than get together and attune
it’s debatable how i’m all here
it’s debatable how i’m not there
making useless then endeavours as we sever tethers
fore they care to bloom
it’s debatable how i’m not there
.
behind the mascara and face painted white
my tears you shall never discern
for i cry them in silence away from plain sight
while beneath they continue to burn
to smile through one’s pains is no walk in the park
it just seems like the right thing to do
besides not my place to be falling apart
until my performance is through
.
on a cliff top looking out
with frown flipped upside down
we all can be the big top clown
we all can weep renew
should we keep tears as souvenirs
then they may clear the rear view
take us to a safe place
and reanimate the sinew
.
it’s debatable how i’m all here
it’s debatable how i’m not there
it’s debatable how i’m all here
it’s debatable how i’m not there
.
it’s a ruse that we are better to presume
than get together and attune
making useless then endeavours as we sever tethers
fore they care to bloom
.
make entire lives passion plays
in faith to be continued
bloom
.
and all it takes is one pair of size twenty one shoes
to do the upside down of snooze and lose
to do the upside down of snooze and lose
.
it’s debatable how i’m all here
it’s debatable how i’m not there
it’s debatable how i’m all here
it’s debatable how i’m not there
.
it’s a ruse that we are better to presume
than get together and attune
making useless then endeavours as we sever tethers
fore they care to bloom
.
bloom (repeat)
.

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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