My awed senses cannot do justice to how magnificent it all looked.

Speechless with excitement, I was finally sitting at the seat booked.

Oh! I had yearned & hankered to go, to sit beneath the mammoth tent.

Finally, the night had arrived. Oh! I tell you, it all looked resplendent.


The twinkling lights beckoned, cavorting amid shimmery dunes.

They danced and bounced around, gyrating to rhapsodic tunes.

It was a surreal sight, magical; one that I had never before seen.

God! If only this vista could always be what my life has not been!


Then by and by they entered, making grandiose entrances on cue;

Majestic elephants and stately horses, birds and people too.

And from amid that melange of performers, came the comic relief.

It was the clowns! Wow! I tell you they got us in splits, beyond belief.


It was truly a night to remember, I was living my dream you see

For as far as I can recall, in the Circus is where I wanted to be.

I was enthralled by the charms that the vagabond life had to offer.

I was a child yet, full of hope, unaware of the how Circus folk suffer.


They may bring a smile to our faces, hold us in stupefied rapture.

But their nomadic life has no permanency, its forever under censure.

They live from act to act; no home or inkling of things on the morrow.

I think I am better in my own life for I have a home without sorrow.


Image – Becky Phan via unsplash




About Sonal Singh

I believe that life is a repertoire of anecdotes. The various situations that we encounter, the many incidents of every day, the people we meet, our conversations with them; all make life a melange of tales. And, that is what I attempt to capture through my writing. My cooking is no different! It reflects my love for travel and my love for innovation. The kitchen is my happy place. So, even though by vocation I am a recruiter (, by passion I am a writer, home chef and a hodophile.

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