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The Clown

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The Clown

The clown a living metaphor of what you see Still learning to make a funny face to walk differently to perform before an audience A juggling fool with worn out socks in waiting for an applaude to satisfy a world of melanchony delerium and expectations Wearing a big shoes bigger than its being Keeping balance of all inbalance to nurture hungry mouths which survive on half a planet or what is left of it To feed human shadows Which await the round red nose and stretched out lips Which await the mask that veils turmoil and pain The clown with a spirit to live and heart to die is back in full circus splashing coloured confetti on dark shades of grey The clown a tear away from who I am The heterozygote twin in the mirror of my mortal smile is back in town and coming out to play

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  1. Date: 10/27/2014 1:53:00 AM
    Your beginning lines invite me to take a closer look - and what a circus this was, that dripped with emotion and empathy for the downtrodden. To be honest clowns are kinda creepy and don't exactly make me smile - but you brought out the misunderstood vigilante side to the clown... splashing coloured confetti on dark shades of grey... beautiful.

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  1. Date: 8/31/2013 5:01:00 PM
    You both have to fear and laugh at clowns, this is an excellent piece of work, thank you for the comments, I really appreciate it, James

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:28:00 PM
    I will have to look hetrzygote up in the dictionary. I am a circus lover myself so I really enjoyed this work. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 7/19/2013 8:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hetrzygote means carrying different.genes.Un identical twin in this case..Thanks for reading Matthew and even all of my friends here
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 12:28:00 PM
    So true.. so accurate. I wonderful write on the life of a clown and human emotive comparatives.. "Heterozygote" we are-- un-identical twins :)

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 9:14:00 AM
    a very awesome write, much enjoyed, ~always, Linda

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 7:57:00 PM
    Spectacular word flow & tone to this piece. You twisted my mind a bit to this piece. Excellent job!