“Not My Circus, Not my Monkeys”: A Poem

Updated on May 19, 2018
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Some describe Charmaine's poetry and writings ecclectic, cryptic, whimisical, simple or intense.She is a native of Australia.

The Cricus is Here
The Cricus is Here | Source

“Not My Circus, Not my Monkeys”

I’m in overload

One person’s verbal dexterity

and domination

loosens the grip

of stranger’s tongues

that spark fires

and burns the soul

Not my circus

not my monkeys

Dangerous insecurities

Throw patchwork velcro drama

People cast into

the role of storytellers

weaving tales

of hurt

humiliation

loss arrogance

and rejection


Source

The ingredient of suffering

swims to the surface

of the simmering

crackpot broth

and a tale begins

about being silenced

of being restricted

The voice is shamed

and lost


A new story

is calling

No longer can you do it alone

You need another

as much as another needs you

to complete each other’s

life stories


The Whisper of the Call form that still Place Within
The Whisper of the Call form that still Place Within | Source

The Call is trumpeted

for a leg up

To work closely

with others

and shatter the silence

about what is needed

Be willing

to receive the kindnesses

of love

that has been withheld

from time immortal


What second chances

was dead

are now reborn

Losses blame scandal

overflowing

Ignore

and know

hidden within the losses

is a new you


Where you can

close your eyes

to the past

and let something better

take place

Do not be afraid

to face the facts


Do not worry

you are about

to be reborn

as a seed

to a shoot

The Unfolding Leaf
The Unfolding Leaf | Source

The leaf

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© 2018 Threekeys

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      Threekeys 4 weeks ago from Australia

      Starting anew can be a challenge.

      Thank you for your generous thoughts Venkatachari.Peace to You.

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      Venkatachari M 4 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

      Beautifully presented the feelings and emotions. It's true that one should move on discarding the past unpleasant memories with a new positive approach.

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