The colors of the carnival
Danced in front of my eyes
Playing tricks
Magical tricks
Of the most wicked kind
Luring me into
The corners of the unknown
I take tiny steps
In fear of the moment
Questioning the intention of you
Life is a parade
Of my success & failures
On constant display
For all the world
To see… the parade of me
Or is it a stage show
With real words and moments
Acted out by me
Tears and music
All my sadness and joy
In this carnival
Of my life dancing before my eyes
My spark is momentarily gone
Busy with the pain I’ve been given
Distracted by the mistakes of my youth
Today I fell
Into the dirty water
I allowed myself to sink
To the bottom of nothing
Once again, I too feel like nothing
There are days
When I hate some things about life
Truth & realities
I question, Why
Reasons I hide
There are times
When I laugh at everything
All that I see
Is beautiful and kind
Reasons to be alive
And then the carnival
Comes back to town
With its tricks and shows of magic
Playing and toying with my mind
Making me live through
Moments not of my choice
Forcing my eyes to see things
So sad it steals my own voice
Who am I
But a heart given to you
You come along
With your poisons
And break me too
So much I
Would never have seen
If I never had you
In the carnival’s
~J. Lefever~
©Think. Speak. Tryst. Publication

22 responses to “Carnival

  1. Really like this. I heard Carnival by Natalie Merchant a couple of days ago. These two go well together.

    • Thanks TD!! I got so much on my mind right now… it is overflowing with shit because I left the city, went to my lake house last weekend, left my LT at home and had a few, slightly forced, day’s off writing on Tryst… So, as you can imagine, my over-articulate and exceedingly verbal mind is off the charts!! (Got that all out in one long run-on sentence..) 🙂

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