That's Entertainment

That's Entertainment

A Poem by Thomas W Case
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Here's a link to my you tube channel where I read my poetry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjeCroHYQxU

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Look at
them gather
at the gallows.
That's entertainment.
Monkeys sell
popcorn, and do
tricks, dressed in
sailor suits.
You bought your
tickets,
Now enjoy the show.

The crowds get bigger.
Everyone loves a
good tragedy, except
the one being hanged.

© 2024 Thomas W Case


Author's Note

Thomas W Case
Check out my book, Seedy Town Blues Collected Poems, available on Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/Seedy-Town-Blues-Thomas-Case/dp/B0CJLR274H/ref=sr_

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Some people have always revelled in others mishaps and I guess that is how it will always be in this planet. One feels so sad for the one on the gallows, but just like that person, their hands are also tied and there is nothing they can do. Excellent imagery to convey your message, Thomas in this well constructed poem. Thank you for sharing...

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

6 Days Ago

Thank you, Marie.



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This is a human behavior I've always had trouble with. When the girl in the high school lunchroom dropped her tray, people laughed, but not me. No, I saw it as a tragedy and felt her pain. A great poem.

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

5 Days Ago

Thank you, Samuel. I appreciate it.
Some people have always revelled in others mishaps and I guess that is how it will always be in this planet. One feels so sad for the one on the gallows, but just like that person, their hands are also tied and there is nothing they can do. Excellent imagery to convey your message, Thomas in this well constructed poem. Thank you for sharing...

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

6 Days Ago

Thank you, Marie.
The masses do sadly seem to enjoy watching someone else's misfortune , and the image you create is quite vivid Thomas of the gallows...

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

6 Days Ago

Thank you, Stella. It's a sad fact.
A thoughtfully composed satire there I must acknowledge, very intricately expressed the idea there!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thank you. Much appreciated.

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Added on July 8, 2024
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Thomas W Case
Thomas W Case

Clear Lake, IA



About
Thomas W. Case was born in Oxnard. He has published 3 volumes of poetry. The Bullfrog Dreams of Flying, Artichokes, Avocados, and Van Gogh, and Seedy Town Blues. He has won several poetry contests. Hi.. more..

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