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Magician... A poem

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Forever lonely
with his skill
the magician
kept trying
His eyes focused
and often teary
the magician
juggled on
Crowd shouting
Little ones excited
the magician
made magic



Prompt by and Shared with - Poetry Jam - 'Magic'


My 5 Reminisces of Magic

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  1. I do think sometimes that magicians as well as clowns might be very lonely people, so I feel for this teary-eyed magician. Hopefully, when the children laugh, his loneliness goes away for a while. Nice to see you again, Nimi.

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    1. Thanks Mary. It is always wonderful to be able to contribute to Poetry Jam...
      Artists are mostly lonely, I think... their art thrives on those emotions...

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  2. Yes the jolly performer can indeed be sad inside and still bring joy to others.

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    1. That is the beauty of a good performer...
      Thanks for the encouraging comment, Peggy :)

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  3. No one is interested in the creator...his creations steal the show...yet the magician is the reality and all else is false...a thought provoking poem Nimi...

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    1. Thanks Sumana... the fact is that one gets awed by the show and believes it to be the truth, without trying to look any further...

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  4. This really paints the picture and i love how it flows . Nicely done.

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  5. smiles...it was so fascinating as kids to see magic...because we were not skeptical and could still believe in it...smiles

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    1. There is a beauty in finding smiles and nostalgia... Thanks for a fascinating perspective, Brian :)

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  6. It is interesting he had tears in his eyes.....like he is being made to perform and finds no joy in it.

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    1. May be that's not how he always feels, but there must be moments when he would envy the families and friends enjoying together in the audience, which he's up there alone...

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  7. It is hard for a magician to have friends I suppose. His act is usually performed alone and he is not the one they've come to see...it's the tricks.

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    1. I like your take on my poem 'he is not the one they've come to see... it's the tricks'... the magic is certainly more important than the magician.
      Thanks, Donna.

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  8. I have always had that impression too about magicians being lonely on the stage while the crowd is waiting for magic to happen. Very sweet poem, Nimi!

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    1. Thanks a lot... I am glad that you like it!

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  10. What a great moment to think about the people behind the performance

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    1. That is the first thing when I thought of magic - the magician's loneliness...
      Thanks Kimiko...

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  11. A charming bit of "magic". Very nice!

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    1. Thanks Wendy... for reading and for commenting :)

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  12. these few lines holds a whole story of magician, beautiful

    Magic

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    1. Thanks as always, Cifar... I am glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  13. Nice... I like your use of juggle here.

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  14. The show must go on, no matter what... Nicely penned.

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    1. Thanks Nicholas...
      It is one of the bitter realities of life, which most of us don't understand - 'The show does go on...'

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  15. Why is it so that the showmans are so lonely??

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    1. May be because the performance becomes their identity and no one understands the 'real them'...

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  16. Magician's do not have a retake. Nice poem

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    1. Thanks Meenal...
      Yes, no retakes, so they have to give the performance their all, even if they are not in the mood for fun...

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  17. There is the crowd in front, there are the little ones to cheer, and yet the magician will be lonely!

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    1. Is it loneliness of creativity, I wonder...

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