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I don't want to play childish games no more, or don a funny mask. And though people still need to laugh, I'm no longer up to the task. My act isn't as funny today, I'm but a relic of the past. And a smile painted on white-face unfortunately, just doesn't last. I find it hard to wear a smile on top of reality's frown. And yet, I'm paid to be happy, and flip fallen frowns upside-down. It's been a while since I've felt loved, I need to dream another dream. And pursue something a little less emotionally extreme. When people see my painted face, they don't see me, only a clown. And if they comment on my smile lately, it tends to bring me down. (Quatrain) 01/02/2023 TATTERS Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Mystic Rose Rose

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Date: 1/12/2023 4:43:00 PM
Love the final two lines…a smile that no longer makes an aged clown happy! Congratulations!
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Date: 1/13/2023 7:04:00 AM
Thanks, Kim, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/12/2023 9:43:00 AM
Emile, this is so descriptive and moving! CONGRATS on your win. Janice
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Date: 1/12/2023 12:49:00 PM
Thanks, Janice, I welcome and appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2023 5:23:00 AM
Emile, wonderfully penned sad write, I think many people feel this way, well done for the contest, Constance
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Date: 1/3/2023 7:37:00 AM
Thanks, Constance, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/2/2023 4:04:00 PM
Hello Emile, I guess it is hard to be a clown in this day an age. Enjoy your evening my friend. /Darlene/
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 1/4/2023 10:45:00 AM
Hello Emile, You are welcome. I wish you all the best for the new Year. Ihope you had a good Christmas celebration my friend. Enjoy your day.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/3/2023 7:37:00 AM
Thanks, Darlene, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.