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Below is the poem entitled Upside-Down which was written by poet POETESS DARKLY. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.



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I'm that funny ole clown
All smiles upside-down
What others see
Are only reflections of me

I look to the mirror, what looks back,
Are eyes that only see things I lack
Mirror, mirror on my wall,
Who is the most foolish clown of all?

Put on my mask of make-up paint,
And I can tell you all the things I ain't
Striving always to look my best,
A calliope heart strums in my chest.

Mirror, mirror on which I gaze,
just once, I wish for self-praise
Just a façade a charlatan mask
Who'd of thought a kind word such a task

A clown to the world is what they see,
I show them only a reflection of me.
The opposite of what I truly am,
How cruel of me to only condemn.

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  1. Date: 7/24/2013 8:53:00 AM
    wow a very strong message here a great job conveying it to life! Laura :)

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 4:48:00 PM
    this is another masterpiece in your collection. you are one of the few poets that I come truly looking for talent but not only talent certain truths as they pertain to real life. you have the gift of .. well you know. keep them coming.