Clown

When an honest man stands up he gets shot down.

This is obvious to a clown.

Tightrope walkers, performing seals and kangaroos.

These are to be seen at the circus and in zoos.

A knife thrower’s partner may sometimes suffer a mishap.

An honest man is treated like a sap.

Ignored, passed over for promotion, treated as absurd.

This is life to those who speak a truer word.

In their heart of hearts they know he’s right.

He knows he can sleep at night.

Tich Ennis

18th May, 2016

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