Here come the clowns

This was hard for me to write but I hope you like it.


 

By Aarron Mondello

16/11/2017

The benches are packed

Excitement fills the air
The Ringmasters mighty whip cracks
The children turn to stare
Towards the curtains hanging down
HONK HONK HONK
Here come the clowns

Juggling
Tumbling
Rolly poleys
Popcorn forgotten
So are the lollies
One throws water on another ones face
He wipes it off and gets pie in its place

Cartwheels
Somersaults
They walk on their hands
The children meanwhile in the stands
Fill the Big Top with the sound of their laugh
How do so many fit in a tiny blue car?

Squirting flowers trick the kids
Contortionist clowns close the lids
On their tiny boxes here within
The Circus Masters magical ring

Now long faces bottom lips droop down
As HONK HONK HONK
There go the clowns


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The Fall of Liam the Fair

By Aarron Mondello

14/11/2017

Down over the shadow mountain pass

The dark demons descended on us

Deep in the blackness of midnight

They fell on us-we weren’t ready to fight

Gnashing teeth and tearing claws

Silently they scaled our walls

Pitiless blades pierced the skin

Death and torment and torture within

With eyes so red and skin so foul

We were awoken by the howl

The warning cry we heard belated

Their carnal appetites soon were stated

Rend the flesh and bones of our kin

They wore leather made from human skin

Curved black blades in the night

Gleamed dull red in the full moonlight

The sound of drums with a rhythmic boom

Summoned a beast that darkened the moon

Immense and dark of heart was he

Void of compassion was this beast

The light was swallowed by his scales

The bravest hearts began to fail

The fall of every living thing

Came in the form of this Demon King

Yet in one Heart of Light welled strong

The empowering melody of Goddesses song

To the tallest tower sped Liam the Fair

Arduously climbing the spiralling stairs

The walls of the Keep rattled and shook

Yet this foul evil he would not brook

He gained the tower to top so high

Already consenting to lay down his life

With his mouth set determined and grim

He caught sight of the Demon King

He leaped from the wall with daggers twain

And tore the mighty wing membrane

The Demon King roared and fell

At that sight men’s hearts swelled

And as the beast and Liam crashed down

Rallied the men to defend crown

At the death of their blackest leader beast

The demon spawn threw aside their feast

Their courage gone the gutless swill

Fled screaming for the foothills

Liam the Fair had turned the fight

Yet paid the ultimate price that night

Now came time to count the dead

And lay Lights hero on his funeral bed.


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A Mother’s Rhyme

By Aarron Mondello

13/11/2017

A cry a whimper
You have nothing to fear
Squirming agitated
Mummas here
Hush now little one
Don’t you fret
Hush now darling
Never forget
All your life
You’ll have me
To make you feel as
Happy as you can be
I’ll care for you
And teach you all
You need to know
To get up from a fall
In your veins
Mothers blood pumps
From my heart
Pure love runs
You’ll always have
A piece of me
To help your wounded
Spirit free
To move on
From hard times
This I swear
In a Mother’s Rhyme.


Featured image: Mother Berthe Holding Her Baby by Mary Cassatt.

Monster

A childhood stolen
Innocence lost
Your depraved appetites
Came with a cost
But it isn’t a cost
That you have to bare
The horror you inflicted upon her
It just was not fair
You deserve to be skinned
And strung up alive
The poor little angel
I’m glad she survived
But while you sit there with
Not enough time behind bars
Your demons she’ll carry
No matter how far
She may travel to try and escape you.

The devil under her bed
Is frighteningly real
The ghosts inside her head
Feel corporeal
Physically there
Living in her soul
Physically there
She lives in a hole
And you still dare
To smile away
Her ghosts and demons
Will devour you one day.

©Aarron Mondello 2017


This one comes from a very personal experience. Thank you for reading and please, feel free to let me know what you think.

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