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The Clowns Are Laughing

Isn't this brilliant?
Isn't it just gay?
Life is so resilient
With you gone away!
But I won't think about that now
No, not just right now anyway
For I've come to see the clowns
And they're laughing today!

It is kind of sad
And a tragic love affair,
For one who didn't know what he had
And the other, who didn't even care!
But enough of that now
Today I want to feel gay!
Listen, I can hear the clowns
And they're laughing today!

Aren't we just the two?
Don't we make a fine pair?
Me, here feeling lonely without you
And you, feeling lonely over there.
But I won't let that get me down
Today, I want to laugh and play!
So I've come to see the clowns
And they're laughing today!

Doesn't it seem funny
Like some practical joke?
For one who only needed money
And the other, quite broke!
But I'll be happy without you
I'll get through this someway,
Laughter will drown those ole blues
And the clowns are laughing today!

It feels sort of strange
Like some kinda of trick,
That I should feel such estrange
For someone who could never quite stick.
But now, here's the clowns!
Here's my money...what is it? Let's see..
They're all pointing and standing around?
Oh, how funny!.........The clowns,
They're laughing at me!

                                Timothy I. Brumley

Copyright © Timothy Brumley

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  1. Date: 9/10/2011 10:02:00 PM
    Bittersweet to say the least.

  1. Date: 5/10/2010 2:34:00 PM
    Interesting how the clowns are laughing at you, when usually its the observer laughing at the clowns....or sometimes, the clowns scare certain people to no degree. Chris.

  1. Date: 5/10/2010 2:19:00 PM
    nice one, enjoyed the write today