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Bread Not Circus

Someone once said,
I don't know who;
"Give them circus not bread
and they'll follow you".
But stampede before they starve
they will  to  trample to waste 
all the weak walls you've built,
leaving you deep neath your dream
-your collapsed un completed cathedral
 feeling crushed but flush 
 with confusion and  guilt.

And so heed this a clever  caution:
"Construct your cathedral to long endure,
 to combat,to fight off its offenders, its   distortion;
 hoiw so by fooling your following -its constructers,
by giving them bread-
not circus to be sure,
whom nurtured so will  not it waste 
but  want for it -and  build for it ,
 strong  lasting walls instead.
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Poetry.com 3.7 out of 5 based on 7 votes.
Krishan Billa More than 1 year ago
nice
Walt More than 1 year ago
Nice poem...
yvonne sensing More than 1 year ago
very nice poem
Ray Savill More than 1 year ago
Thanks for sharing your talent...
Chris Misdary More than 1 year ago
ok
jarrett d More than 1 year ago
nice it was different context
Johnny Dove More than 1 year ago
I'm sure it has meaning to you. But, I was sure lost from the beginng
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