Sunday Writing Prompt, June 6/2021 – Not my Circus, Not my Monkeys

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“Not my Circus, Not my Monkeys”, is a phrase I’ve personally repeated whenever I felt thrust into other’s squabbles, and is today’s Sunday Writing Prompt 🙂


Don’t jump into the fray
And don’t fight battles that aren’t yours
It takes a toll on your nerves
When you fight for something not your concern
These are the words of wisdom often spoken to me

But I’m of the kind that always has an opinion
And cannot stay quiet when things are going downhill
Telling someone you care about that they are making a mistake
Has often landed me in more trouble than them

Is there a middle way that I can tread
Where I don’t sit aloof and see something going wrong
Or get broken-hearted because I cared too much
I do feel that it IS my circus, and these are my monkeys




30 thoughts on “Sunday Writing Prompt, June 6/2021 – Not my Circus, Not my Monkeys

  1. Perhaps not exactly the intention of this post, but this is close to what I always say when my neice or nephew need their diapers changed LOL
    “This may be my circus, but these are NOT my monkeys.” and I hand them to their respective parent that’s the closest.

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