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Clown

Like the clown that paints his face and smiles at people, that's the way that my life is. Like the clown that goes through life always smiling, always pretending. that's the way that my life is. For the people he always puts on a happy face, but his heart is crying inside. many people see him. Many people admire him, but what do they know of what is in his soul. The people like him and the people admire him and they yell - Clown, Clown. He turns around with his painted face, does a trick, or two and the people are happy. He keeps on walking, smiling and making the people happy. But nobody knows what he is feeling inside. That is the way a clown makes his living. You would ask me - Why do I compare myself to a clown? I will tell you, that in the morning when I get up, I put on my clown's face, because mine the people might not like. It would be marked with sadness and scars from the hard blows that life has brought me. With my painted face, I can keep on smiling and greeting the people. No one can see any deeper. Even if my heart is suffering inside, on the outside I will always be smiling. Clown, how can I not comprehend you, when our lives are so alike. We can see eachother in the same mirror. Clown, this is the way my life will go on. I can not stop it, nor can I change it. I will keep on smiling and pretending, because a clown has to make the people happy... Copyright: 2006 By Lucilla M. Carrillo

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  1. Date: 10/15/2013 8:09:00 PM

    This write can be felt by every reader everywhere in the world. Each person we meet has some kind of mask hiding their pain and sorrow. Sometimes we need to look past the mask and into their soul to realize what they are going through. nice write

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 3:52:00 PM

    oh you got me in the heart with this one also.I know so well the life of a clown.Thank you for showing me this. I wish I had more time to read all of your writes. :o( I will get to them some day..And as long as you keep showing up,you can maybe tell me of a poem you think i should read.And I will read it right away. :o) Bless you,with lots of love...~Dan~

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 11:50:00 AM

    Good comparison..Great topic for the poem and great presentation..Enjoyed reading this morn..Sara

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 10:38:00 PM

    WOW! Lucilla, your poem,, gave me the chills... I have a clown poem... hits the same notes your CLOWN poem does... Of course your poem, is way better than mine... I can't even explain what i felt when I read your poem... The whole system you describe here, about faking as life goes on..is reality to many of us...I like the whole painted picture.. I too will go on smiling and pretending life is okay... love your poem.. adding this poem to my favorites.. xox~ PD

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/16/2012 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks PD. There are a lot of us clowns in the among us, that put on a show for the rest of the world. I like clowns and I collect them. I still have to get the picture of a clown that is smiling, but a tear is running down his face. Many blessings to you. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/15/2012 11:10:00 AM

    Dear Lucilla. - Everyone has a clown mask. Some manage to hide things better than others. No one need to please others and forget themselves! This "Clown" need love and comfort! - Very well and touching poem Lucilla, comming a big hug from Norway. - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/15/2012 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Anne. Your words make me feel better. lucilla
  1. Date: 5/15/2012 6:06:00 AM

    This poem touched my heart Lucilla, it is very hard to let others see our wounds and scars, it takes a great amount of trust to disclose this, I have only just begun myself in learning how, it takes time, I see you wrote this in 2006, I pray you have pealed some layers by now, sending my love to you, prepaid, first class, hugs xxxxVienna.

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 6:06:00 AM

    This poem touched my heart Lucilla, it is very hard to let others see our wounds and scars, it takes a great amount of trust to disclose this, I have only just begun myself in learning how, it takes time, I see you wrote this in 2006, I pray you have pealed some layers by now, sending my love to you, prepaid, first class, hugs xxxxVienna.

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/15/2012 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Vie; you are so sweet. Yes I have learned a few things, Sometimes we have to put on a show, so nobody will know how we really feel. Many blessings. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/14/2012 10:00:00 PM

    Reminds me of "Tears of a Clown" a really great song. Was this for the circus contest, Lucilla? It could be! I don't like pretending, so I would not be the clown! But I think very good people intent on making others happy when they are sad inside fit this description. Sorry if you feel sad inside, sweetie.

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/15/2012 8:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Andrea; I didn't know there was a contest about a ciccus. I will look it up. I don't pretend too much, but sometimes I have had to put on a show. Many blessings. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/14/2012 9:30:00 PM

    this is true many people go around tryna to make others happy wen they aren't... its so hard to do too

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/15/2012 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your comment. The life of a clown is not easy. Many blessings. Lucilla