The Circus is in town…

Every year the residents of the quaint town waited with great anticipation for this time of the year. For this was one of the few occasions where the whole town participated with full gusto. The colorful banners said it all; yes the Circus was in town!!!

What’s so unique about a circus a mere passer by would wonder? Didn’t they come to each town? Yes they did, but this circus was performed by the people of the town itself!!

The people honed their skills all year through, especially the ones doing the risk acts like trapeze. Those who handled the animals had an even tougher job, the tigers, lions and elephants were getting complacent by the day and no amount of cajoling was working.
However no one complained, they just looked forward to their act being watched and appreciated.

The D day finally dawned. It was a frenzy of activity with everyone getting ready for the show. Finally their efforts would be in full view.

The opening ceremony was a frenzy of beating of the drums and a grand parade. The Town Mayor along with his councilors declared the Circus open.

The jugglers walked in showcasing their skills with knifes, balls and a collection of items. Each one trying to outdo the other (as there was a rumor that the best juggler was to be awarded handsomely!!)

Then it was the turn of the lions. The ring master proudly presented his brood to the crowds. After all they were his trump cards, outshining their acts year after year. The crowds watched them with bated breath, but this year the lions were disappointing. Their lackluster display almost drawing boos from the audience.

To placate the crowds, in came the joker!! There was a thunderous applause. The funny man went about his antics. He went among the audience, made his funny gestures, and cracked the local jokes…. Even the mayor wasn’t spared.
The act seemed so natural to the audience, after all he had to just paint himself funny and make the crowds laugh. (Only if they knew, thought the man himself, smiling all the time comes with a price!!).

The trapeze artistes came by next. Their artistry and perfection left the audience spellbound. They were given a standing ovation.

The town mayor felicitated the ring master and had words of praise for the artistes.

The curtains were down on this year’s extravaganza. The show producer looked in glee at the bounty he had managed to collect. The greedy town mayor came in to collect his share as part of the taxes, the ground fees. The show producer, like every year was reluctant to part with a huge share and haggled with the ring master on sharing the booty.
What about the performers you might wonder, they just laugh a knowing laugh. At least their creativity had an audience… what more could they ask for!!

(Dedicated in loving memory of the annual circus we have in our part of town … we call it Appraisals!..

Disclaimer: Resemblance to any anyone alive is purely coincidental!!)

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21 Responses to The Circus is in town…

  1. Mayz says:

    where do u come up wid all this…d analogy was brilliant!!! well we have to wait for a blue moon to read updates from u but then d wait is worth every moment!!!

  2. Swati Gavde says:

    Hahaha Perfect analogy!! It is a grand circus for sure

  3. mathew says:

    ‘All the world is a stage!! as some one told it.’;-Dit perfectly sums the great annual circus we take part in…and every year I find it funny how we keep the show running!!This time I hope to get the promoton from apprentice joker to the main joker of the show!;-P

  4. Enduring the Babbles of Life says:

    he he…knew it…from the first para itself…good laff gal…i adore ur sense of humor…;)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Nicely written and strangely poetic..analogy kept aside, the way you described the entire circus charade was great! Keep dem deep sista! ;o)

  6. Swastika says:

    Hey..that was a perfect narration of life in office…hats off to ur out-of-the-box thinking

  7. Deepti says:

    @Mayz: Thanks buddy 🙂@Swats: Hehehe I knew you would agree!!@Mathew: The world is a stage indeed and the jokers are always the best entertainment.@Enduring the babbles of life: Thanks Durbs 🙂@Anon: Priya your unique smiley always gives you away and yes I agree with the charade perspective.@Swastika: Thanks a lot!!

  8. Sachin says:

    Gr8 comparison appraisals and circus……. bang on target…….. nice post

  9. Hobo ........ ........ ........ says:

    Circus –Always an electrifying experience.🙂

  10. Keshi says:

    my my brilliant anology here!I always say this..it’s a darn circus, and alot of ppl add to it’s mockery more n more each day!Keshi.

  11. Neena Padayatty says:

    Great imagination…i didn’t have a clue till i reached the end.Perhaps it’s because i haven’t joined the ‘great circus’ yet.:)U are tagged.

  12. Toon India says:

    awesome analogy and so true!!!nice blog!

  13. chandni says:

    you renewed my memories too!

  14. moukound says:

    awesome stuff… “hurrah for the circus”

  15. Deepti says:

    @Sachin: Thanks a lot, the just appraised folks will relate to this circus even better isnt it?@Hobo: Electrifying indeed !!! Thanks for dropping by and welcome to my blog.

  16. Deepti says:

    @Keshi: Thank you girl … its a darn circus and the mockery does get ugly too at times ….@Neena: The later you join this rigmarole the better … and your tag will be done 🙂

  17. Deepti says:

    @Rahul: Thank you and welcome to my blog 🙂@Chandni: I was sure you would relate to this 🙂@Moukound:Thanks and welcome to the blog 🙂

  18. Shantanu says:

    Heh! Resemblences coincidental, eh?

  19. Deepti says:

    @Shantanu : Yes very innocently coincidental .. no “inspirations” fom real life at all 🙂

  20. Nishanth says:

    my god….that was beautiful stuff…i had no clue till the end, but then once i got the clue and read through all over again, the analogy was spot on…beautiful stuff…bravo sis…

  21. Deepti says:

    @Nishanth: Cool!! glad you could relate to it 🙂 and thanks for the praise 😀 bro

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