The Jester

The Jester dances

in fine clothes; he prances

performing without desire

King and Queen gaze on

unamused by the Jester’s song.

He is a ghost to all.

The royal court laugh and clap

while the Jester feels trapped

amongst a large crowd he stands

Pulling funny faces

people’s mocking

he embraces

a never ending cycle.

To the left to the right

to the air he takes flight

his limbs ache with each stretch.

At night he prays

for the delays of the endless days;

he sleeps with a candle light

Make them laugh, Jester

hopefully things will get better;

not every day can be the same

A spectacle for people to see

free he cannot be

though he smiles with them

Performing without desire

he is no liar

Jester cannot take anymore

He is a ghost to all

speaking will be his downfall

no one shall hear a word

Amongst a crowd he stands

serving to their commands

weak and tired he shall never rest

A never ending cycle

he pins his dreams on the bible

he cannot stop, this is his job

His limbs ache with each stretch

as he lands near the edge

he must continue, to save the rest

He sleeps with candle light

and dreads each daylight

only he must carry this burden

The Jester dances

in fine clothes he prances

performing without desire…

About haringeyunchained

Haringey Unchained is a collective of students aiming to show case the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form College in Tottenham, London. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London. We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.

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