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Doppelganger,My Clown

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Doppelganger,My Clown

 As I was sitting in the park, one dark cloudy day, I was troubled in such a worrisome way.
My complicated life had me down, upon my face, a grimacing, tormented frown.
When I looked up, what I saw, was a stern faced clown, uninterested, suffused, withdrawn.
He was sitting on the bench, so sad, so frayed, his hands clenched tight, as if he prayed.

A look of torment upon his haunted face, it seemed he was uninterested, out of place.
From his eyes, tears were falling to the ground, I was astonished, I was so astound.
His face seemed to be frozen in time, but then again he reminded me of a mime.
I understood immediately, we were the same, both of us being in the same mind frame.

I tried to smile and to my despair, we both stared at each other with an equal glare.
I wondered what this message could possibly be, was this fate being directed to me?
He nodded his head, looked up to the leaden sky, he read my thoughts, I silently sighed.
I realized in an instant this was foreseen; so petrified, I felt like a frozen ashy figurine.

The clown still seated on the bench, his eyes steadily fixed, on me, was he totally
That tormented look that was upon his face, continued in silence, showing no reflective
Understanding, I smiled; I knew that this was my ghost, sent to me by The Divine’s Holy host.
No longer worried or concern; my troubles lifted, that gloomy dark cloud has been adjourned.

© Juanita Warden 7/12/11


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  1. Date: 3/17/2013 10:25:00 PM
    I love it,,, awesome the way you wrote this, I think I shall put it in favorites ;}

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 9:20:00 PM
    Hey, I think you did the challenge in a most interesting way. I bet Matt will really like this one. It's the kind of poetry he digs! Luv, andrea

    Warden Avatar Juanita Warden
    Date: 7/13/2011 9:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea, this is my first. I seen the contest and just started writing and this is what I got..hugs
  1. Date: 7/13/2011 5:24:00 PM
    enjoyed reading today!

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 3:50:00 AM
    Very good write. Very good expression of feeling

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 6:50:00 PM
    a very creative write! so imaginative and deep. good luck in the contest!

    Warden Avatar Juanita Warden
    Date: 7/12/2011 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much,Susan.
  1. Date: 7/12/2011 6:05:00 PM
    It's a very good write, you do rhyme, [the rhyme is internal within the lines ;)] I would call the form Verse to be on the safe side [there is no rhyme in Free Verse] Light & Love

    Warden Avatar Juanita Warden
    Date: 7/12/2011 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debbie for your input..Hugs
  1. Date: 7/12/2011 4:02:00 PM
    Great idea for the contest..Reads like a winner to me..Good luck..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 10:31:00 AM
    I really like this Juanita. I have never written one but it is truly interesting and it flows well. I would say you have a winner here my friend. Going to add it to my favorites. Love, Carol

    Warden Avatar Juanita Warden
    Date: 7/12/2011 10:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your comment.Means a lot to me. I am so enjoying new ways to write. I thank God He allowed me to find this site.Hugs to you.
  1. Date: 7/12/2011 10:07:00 AM
    What a great entry....wishing you the best in the contest... always Michael

    Warden Avatar Juanita Warden
    Date: 7/12/2011 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much,Michael.This is a first Doppelgangers poem for me..But from my heart..