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A Clowns 'Defeeted' Life

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A Clowns 'Defeeted' Life

There once was a clown name of Marty.
Whose circus performance was one big party.
   He made people laugh
   but that's only the half.
His appetite was very hardy.

Not for food, though he did like to eat
but for people he wanted to meet.
   He went to great measures
   to bring them all pleasures.
But a clowns life was filled with big feet.

He wanted to try the trapeze 
and fly through the air in the breeze.
   But his nose started twitching
   and then began itching.
He lost balance and started to sneeze.

Agony of "defeet" made him funny.
He rubbed them with loads of bees honey.
   But being a clown
   kept his libido down.
Now he walks tightrope counting his money!

For David Williams Circus contest

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  1. Date: 5/3/2012 10:22:00 AM
    very cool marty very cool one small thing where is the pie in the face you cant have clowns without pie in the face lol

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 7:44:00 PM
    Good write, and laugh!

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 12:46:00 PM
    thanks for the smile and giggle - an enjoyable write.

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Hilarious sequence, Marty! My best wishes in the contest! Ruben.