Burn the Big Top Down, New Poetry, Russell Brand Response, Digital Art and Photography, Settle for the Land, Poetry Revisited

Burn the Big Top Dpwn


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center ring excitation
for flame-painted ladies
handsy geriatric clowns
has dampened


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a dry wit is wasted
on this rowdy crowd
but they do get aroused
by a hot fire cracker



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burn
the big top
down

roast the barkers
char the lion tamers

let loose the big cats
liberate wizened pachyderms
set free beast of burdens



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replume
clipped birds
with quill and tephra
so they may elevate
charter, scroll, and script
beyond the gritty clutches
of old hackneyed
carnies


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strike and flint
torch the marquee

incineration will obliterate
any lingering reek and refuse

burn this circus down



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You'd think with space at least they could allow authenticity some air. People love space and space exploration and despite it being a burgeoning industry, the majority of people involved are in it for the wonder of exploration. But then the space race has been used before to build up heightened patriotism whilst politicians got on with dividing up the world.

They overshot with the whole alien thing ... few bought it . I am thankful for how savvy people are becoming, including our children. Nice work, humanity, seeing through the propaganda and facade.


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Settle for the Land


tumble weed
waving sheath of wheat
twirling parachute pod

roll with the breeze
sway in the wind
fall from the gale

ripped up at the root
carried away
upon savage gusts

destination decided
without sentiment

at the mercy of the merciless
prairie whirligigs, lazy zephyrs
and sea bound mistral

up the spiral
thrown, tossed
to the four corners

travel far or near
settle for the land
that catches your fall


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Words and Images are my own.

Burn the Big Top Down was first published today.

Settle for the Land is published in Monsters, Avatars, and Angels and available in paperback or digital through amazon and your local libraries and bookstores.

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