Roll Up, Roll Up, The Circus Is In Town

ROLL UP, ROLL UP, THE CIRCUS IS IN TOWN

Deafening election ballyhoo
A further relapse into insanity
Louder, louder, worse and worse
The lies … The misdirection

Like the two sides
Of the same bad coin
Turning up over and over
Heads I win, tails you lose

Like a rancid smell
In the soggy walls
And rotting floorboards
Of the Off-white House

Don’t flatter yourself
You have no real value
To the puppet masters
Who possess you

As they have none to you
The dupes who ticked your box
They’re used to tests from school
This one’s a gullibility test

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This is a (rather late) response to a writing prompt.

Weekly Word Prompt # 4

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About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on November 9, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Time is relative. I will respond later. I must stop now. Reached the limit of what I am able to do today. Will be back.

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  2. The gullibility test I pass every time. I want to believe in the good in people. So often disappointed.

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