Circus Comes To Town

Pope Francis delights in circus performance during audience
ROME — Circus acrobats performed for Pope Francis during his weekly audience, in what has become a regular feature of the Vatican holiday season. A pair of acrobats dressed as lumbering polar bears announced the performance during the weekly audience Wednesday at the Paul VI hall. The pope appeared to delight as the jugglers, acrobats and a strongman from the Golden Circus took turns showing off their tricks. During his remarks, Francis said that the tradition of gift-giving over Christmas was “a sign of our gratitude for the gift of Jesus and our desire to share him with others.” Source

Don't you love farce?
My fault, I fear.
I thought that you'd want what I want -
Sorry, my dear.
But where are the clowns?
Quick, send in the clowns.
Don't bother, they're here.

Isn't it rich?
Isn't it queer?
Losing my timing this late
In my career?
And where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns.
Well, maybe next year.