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The Greatest Show on Earth

April 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Poetry

Far removed from a three ringed Circus,

Billed as the Greatest Show onEarth!

Geared to making money! All captives,

The Audience, participants, Animal and Human.

They gasp,scream, clap at unatural acts.

Now leave it all behind you,watch Nature’s show.

Lean on a gate,sit on a log,or grassy slope.

Keep still – listen – let nature engulf you!

Now observe,feel, be part of the scene.

First the lambs as they skip and run,

From tree stump to gate, and back again.

Not heeding the warning bleat of their mothers.

High in the sky nature’s orchestra starts up,

The Skylark’s song-so pure and sweet,

Contrast that to the circus drum.

The birds in the hedges now join the chorus,

All singing their different tunes,yet harmonising.

Nature alone knows how to accomplish this.

Roll up! Roll up! to see this great show!

Do it quietly,not striking a discordant note.

No open mouth box office to swallow your money,

This show is free for all to enjoy,

Taking place continually for all to join in!

This time, however,  just for me – and my maker!

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