Monday, May 21, 2012

Mag 118 , 5/20 /12 Clowns

                                                    The Circus With the Yellow Clown,
                                                          1967, Marc Chagall



                                " Ahh the memories, all the laughter!" He held his hand up
                               as if to share a secret. "It has declined- sad to say-
                               small Circus's have faded away!" He held up a photograph
                               of two people - bouquet of flowers and a chicken between them.
                                " My parents, back when I was young and you could raise a child
                                here-" He wiped a tear away. "No more."He sighed a big sigh.
                                " I am the last of a line, when I die-" He sliced the air with one hand
                               and rested it on his heart- " It is all over, under this tent-"

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh so full of emotion in this one...sad to see those family lines come to an end you know...and a circus too...flowers and a chicken between them..smiles...

Laurie Kolp said...

Yes, very sad how things change... but the memories remain.

briarcat said...

Nifty treatment. I like the way you've worked the rhyme through.

Myrna R. said...

You captured the sadness so beautifully here, and in a brief write. Well done. It made me feel the emotion.

Sue said...

I could feel the loss.

La tristesse.

"/

Trellissimo said...

Poor old clown - last of the line! Good job we're here to clown around instead! LOL

Lyn said...

That's a poignant tale..poor old guy..well done..

Kathe W. said...

very perceptive-

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, so true. Well captured!

Tess Kincaid said...

Small things have sadly been overtaken by the mega...

Margaret said...

Love the simplicity of "flowers and chicken between them". Yes, I can see this and feel this from the painting. Well done.

Brian Miller said...

hope you are having a great weekend!

Steve E said...

Izzie, well done. Thank you.

I have another title for your poem:
"END OF THE LINE? MAYBE NOT!"
Great weekend to you!