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The Clown




He's the clown who tells the joke-
the dull, the dreary- the jokes we've
heard before. We were forced
out a crackle from a silence
that was rather bitter, something
similar that's to a sizzling fire.

He's the clown who paints a smile
against his droopy, creamy cheeks 
and frowing bloody lips that leaves
us uneased and a bit horrified.
The mask he wears is rather unpleasant,
something that leaves us all uneased.

This is the moment we find,
a cheap circus, an experiance gone awry.




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  1. Date: 12/11/2008 8:23:00 PM
    ...reminds me of a song by Ralph McTell, a British folk singer... the sad and sorry side of a performer who is playing a role, all the while dying inside. And if you're depressed a clown is the last thing you want to see... well done. Best wishes, Keith