See the tree, the brown leaves fall.
Be the flea, the clown seems tall.
Ride the clown, the circus fool.
Hide the frown, the mirthless mule.

Donkey ride, the shoreway treat.
Wonky slide, the broken feet.
Aching legs, sit on the grass.
Breaking eggs, and breaking glass.

Shattered window, open door.
Scattered hedgerow, oaken floor.
Wooden planking, dance away,
Hooded monks in chapels pray.

Ask for peace, thank for gift.
Masked police, tank for rift.
Tear the curtain, look for me.
Bear the burden, see the tree.

(C) Mark Callanan 2005

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