your fault John
by Joe Tolve
The naked clown performs on an empty stage,
The vacuous crowd roars with silence.
For many life has scarcely begun and yet it dwindles,
Deteriorating sun descends into radiant splendor,
Blind unperceiving souls endorse its grandeur.
The decked ensnared fish struggles for breath,
All creation endeavors to survive destruction.
Mankind strives to subdue defeat,
Yet creates through neglect self-obliteration.
The uncaged bear cub delights in his freedom,
The exotic butterfly alights on blossoms of life,
Lovers reside on higher planes of consciousness,
The Universal Light of God graces the blackness of dead souls,
And life's renewal and creation a personal declaration.
The decorously dressed clown performs splendidly for all to see,
The snared fish swims free in a purified sea,
The bear cub thrives awed by his emancipation,
We humans subsist in our created grandeur,
The world is harmonic with frre believing peoples,
And our Universal Father smiles genuinely.