Sunday, September 30, 2012

Life is a Circus~



I wish someone told me
Life is a circus
You are a clown

Greed is hot dog vendor
Love is cotton candy seller,
Floating in a ballroom gown

Education is lion tamer
Achievement is dwarf,
Who keeps falling down 

Memory is souvenir seller
Imagination is ballerina,
Wearing a glitter crown

Survival is French dancer
Failure is Italian acrobat brothers
In a suit: olive brown

Money is the ticket booth cashier
Reward is the gift shop seller,
Who lives in boom town

Instinct is the Magician
Endurance is his assistant
With a constant frown 

Passion is a cowboy
Friends are audience member
They never stop coming around

I wish someone told me
Life is a Circus and
No valet parking allowed
Picture courtesy Google













This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.
This post was selected by BlogAdda as a WOW post. 

80 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Shukriya Shashi ji,


      Aapne padhee, badi meherbani :D

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    2. Very Strong poem, creative masterpiece. You should be proud of his one, it is not just average fare. The meter is good, but most of all the concept of identifying elements of the circus with life deserves kudos. Of course the image of you floating in a ballroom gown peaks this man's senses too..:-))

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    3. Hi CSK,

      Thank you for your presence. I am humbled by your words. Images of me in a ball gown, well we all live by different images I guess :D

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  2. I am lost...
    I am lost in your thoughts,
    this is the place where magic and spells fought
    you poetical mesmerize
    sometimes it turns to be beautiful surprise
    ...I read it twice or thirce see what have you done
    ...thoughtful are the lines, it not just fun

    :) Loved it line by line

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    1. Hi Satish,

      I do not know about my poem but I am absolutely thrilled with your comment.

      Thank you so very much :D

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  3. Amazingly beautiful and a very meaningful poem with different shades of 'this circus'! I absolutely loved it Ghazala:)

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    1. Amit,

      I look forward to your comment and after
      reading it, I am reassured that I did not
      disappoint. A BIG Thank you:D

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    1. Rajesh,

      A pleasure to have you here. Thanks :D

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  5. This is certainly very gentle and humorous and the way we can expect from the writer of this.

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    1. Suhas,

      Deeply touched by your words. Thanks :D

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  6. Such a beautiful comparison.Lovely Metaphors!Poignant! Kudos!

    My world, my thoughts, my musings...

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    1. Dear Upasana,

      Thanks dear, I am delighted to receive this feedback :)

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  7. NO valet parking allowed-----now that is what life is all about .

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    1. Hi,

      Thank you for your encouraging words :D

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  9. I like the constant stream of metaphors you've come up with, Ghazala!

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  10. The circus of life so effortlessly penned Ghazala:) Great going!

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    1. Hi Rahul,

      I am glad you liked my effort. Thanks :)

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    1. Hi Rupertt,

      In that case, mission accomplished :D

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  12. Deep thought has gone into the chiseling of this masterpiece Ghazala.

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    1. Dear Indu,

      It takes a good reader to spot good writing. Thanks, so happy you found meaning here :D

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  13. loved it ! its like the macarons - light and fluffy on the outside and creamy on the inside ! I mean there's so much of depth and meaning in this poem ...

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    1. Dear TTT,

      Now you got me hungry. getting up to raid the fridge. Thanks :D

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  14. Loved your punch line - No valet parking allowed :)

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  15. That's a good one and a lovely take on the contest theme!!
    All the best for Blogadda's WOW!

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    1. Dear Shilpa,

      So good to see you here. I am happy
      to have received this feedback from you. Thanks :D

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  16. You hit a sixer with this one.

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    1. Hi Shovonc,


      Thanks man. You got me raising my hands :D

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  17. Fantastic,

    You certainly know how to create a poetic wonderland. Turning a phrase well is something most writers accomplish, but to breathe poetic prose and vision into words takes an artist.

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    1. Hi Michael,

      Your feedback always humbles me. Thank you and keep fit ;-)

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  18. Absolutely brilliant. I just loved the way you have metaphorically related one thing to the other. :)

    "Life is a Circus and
    No valet parking allowed." :D :D

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    1. Akshaye,


      Thanks, my daughter asked me, why is love the cotton candy seller. I told her, because everyone wants one...LOL

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  19. Just loved it. Simple yet profound. The way you wrote the last line of each verse added meaning and beautiful to the two lines above. You couldn't have ended it better.

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    1. Dear Saru,


      Coming from a poet like you, I am always touched. Thanks :)

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  20. This is brilliant :)

    Wish you all the best for the contest!

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    1. Hi Me,

      Thanks for your wishes and comment :D

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  21. Very nice Ghazala, comparing our lives to the various acts of a circus. Good co-relation and as mentioned, the concluding statement is knock-out
    "No valet parking allowed."
    Written aptly Ghazala, keep posting :)

    (Here's my take on this topic,
    http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in/2012/09/i-wish-someone-told-me.html )

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    1. Hi jay,

      I have been busy and have not read any entries on this contest. Yours is the first one. Very aptly written too, I must say.

      Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate your time and presence here :D

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  22. You impressed me with this poem of yours. Life is indeed a circus with No valet parking allowed!

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    1. Dear priti,

      Thanks, you had me grinning with happiness :D

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    1. Dear Khushbu,

      Such a sweet name. Thanks and welcome to my world. Hope to see you more :D

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  24. Very deep in thoughts..winning post for sure!!

    loved the lines below

    "Memory is souvenir seller
    Imagination is ballerina"

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    1. Dear Manjulika,

      So touched, winning is not in our hands and a lot of other stuff probably goes into it. However, I am glad you loved my poem :D

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  25. I'm amazed with the ideas you put in this poem, it is such a lovely poem. You're truly talented and I'm glad to have found you while blog hopping. Sometimes things happening around us seems like a circus, with a lot of selfish clowns trying to cheat you with fancy balloons.

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    1. Hi Zunnur,

      I am so glad I found a fellow blogger who understands life. Thank you for finding me and now lets keep in touch through blogs :D

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  26. love as cotton candy..wow who could have thought of it...it brought me a smile as i read each line and as i likened each to the comparison...found that it made me look at things in a very different way...enjoyed the experience..

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    1. Dear Lil princess,

      Thank you sweet. Your appreciative feedback encourages me further :D

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  27. //Greed is hot dog vendor
    Love is cotton candy seller,
    Floating in a ballroom gown

    Education is lion tamer
    Achievement is dwarf,
    Who keeps falling down//

    Easily one of the BEST writes I have seen for WOW :) Simple and simply stunning write Ghazala!

    And I am following you rightaway, pretty tedious to track you time and again thru comments! :D Great blog girl!!

    Do stop by my blog! I'd love your comments & visits!!

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    1. Dear Kappu,

      I followed you back for I would not want to miss out on an enlightened reader like you. Thanks and hugs :D

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  28. Hi Ghazala, you amaze me every time..another blast it is..loved it so much..all the luck..

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    1. Dear Ranita,

      Every time I see you here, I am encouraged to write better. Thanks and hugs~

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  29. Beautiful, loved the way you have juxtaposed elements of life with a stage of circus. Lovely thoughts, Ghazala... very profound :)

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    1. Dear Arti,

      Thanks, glad you liked my lines on Life. It is indeed a circus at times :D

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  30. Hi Ghazala, it's a very nice poem indeed

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    1. Hi,

      Thank you for your visit and feedback :D

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  31. loved it! brilliantly penned with adding meaning to its each verse :)

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    1. Dear Gayatri,

      Thank you for your meaningful feedback. Really appreciate it :)

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    1. Thank you Rachna. good to see you here :D

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  33. Awesome poem, Ghazala! Superb!

    Best lines - 'Education is a lion tamer, Achievement is a dwarf which keeps falling down'

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    1. Hi Capt,

      Good to see you here..! Appreciate your support :D

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  34. Great Ghaz...Now since Valet parking is not allowed, let's get Aladdin's magic lamp to save us from getting cloned..mind you, not clowned :D :D

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    1. Dear Panchalidi,

      LOL, I get the pun but you would be surprised how cloned we already are...!!

      Good to have you back in the city. Makes me feel like I have someone to fall back on. Thank you for reading my effort :D

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  35. Ghaz,

    That's good one from your poetic archives.. When Sulekha river is getting dried day by day, seem all efficient swimmers are sailing their Life Boat in different sites.. ha ha ha ha

    Thanks a lot.

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    1. Asir,

      Good to see you on blogger and to see your sense of humor is intact. Thanks :))

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  36. WOW! From where have you picked up these intriguing lines..I am spellbound! you have written it so well..
    And just saw that you are from Calcutta…I recently moved here

    love
    http://www.meghasarin.com

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    1. Dear Meghna,

      Thank you for enjoying my write up. I am pleased as a punch :D

      Welcome to Kolkata, I am sure you will enjoy the city ~

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  37. Hey ..I somehow missed reading this one as I was travelling that weekend!!

    But this one was surely a winner...congratulations for winning :)

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    1. Dear Privy,

      Lucky you traveling and all. But I am glad you did not miss this one. I enjoyed writing on this prompt and it turned out fine. Thanks :D

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  38. No valet parkind allowed.... Hi mam, I m new to blogging as well as your blog, You are a true wordsmith

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    1. Thank you Meenakshi, where were you all my life? Thanks :)

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