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The Class Clown

He's the class clown, full of hijinks and pranks, Puts tacks on your seat, swallows fish from the tank. He's full of you-know-what and vinegar, energy galore, Will he act goofy today? -- Does a hungry lion roar?... ...Back at home, he trudges slowly through the side door, A frown and fret on his heart, like a festering sore, His mind a dark cavern, not a thing to live for. He takes off his mask, the transition's complete, 'Cuz you can't be a clown when life's got you beat.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/19/2019 10:49:00 PM
Good one! We've all known him or been him at times!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/20/2019 8:35:00 AM
Thank you so much for your insightful comment, Wanda. Much appreciated. Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 9/26/2018 11:03:00 AM
+ Fav poem
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/27/2018 8:26:00 PM
Wow, you dug 'back in the stack' for this one. I'm impressed. Thank you! Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 4/29/2018 12:33:00 PM
So desperately needing attention! Probably at heart a funny and happy guy but for the heartache of his family.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 4/29/2018 1:34:00 PM
You've penetrated to the heart of the matter, with your insight, Kim. Thanks for the visit! :) gw
Date: 4/28/2018 8:04:00 AM
A very touching poem, Gershon. It speaks of the other half of someone else's reality, often never seen by us. I wrote a poem w/the same title. It had the same theme as yours. It was posted on 2/6/17. Your poem has such a warm homely appeal at the intro, then the pendulum swings. The true reality of this class clown's existence is shown. A masterfully written poem. Love and joy always.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 4/28/2018 9:57:00 PM
Thank you, Freddie! I'll be viewing your Feb, 2017 poem very soon. Can't wait. It's a joy to hear from you always! Blessings, Gershon
Date: 4/27/2018 11:01:00 AM
Every class clown I have ever met, has such a sad existence, that they have to be manic to cover up the depression. This poem is going to favs. It resonates with my heart, and soul and brain.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 4/27/2018 11:30:00 AM
Thank you for making this one a FAVE. I am deeply touched. Appreciated. Blessings, gw
Date: 4/27/2018 9:09:00 AM
The contrast between the stanzas is striking, makes me think (again) there is more to people than what we see -
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 4/27/2018 11:31:00 AM
Right! Sometimes what you see is what you Never get! :) gw
Date: 4/27/2018 7:13:00 AM
Ah - a sad poem, so difficult to juggle life at times. I hope this clown pulls it together. A very touching poem, Gershon.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 4/27/2018 11:32:00 AM
I'm glad it moved you, Line...Now I just hope that one doesn't have to be "touched" to write a 'touching poem.' (Kidding here, of course). Thank you for this special visit. Best always, Gershon
Date: 4/27/2018 5:43:00 AM
So light, so deep. Lovely done dear poet. xomo!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/28/2018 11:15:00 AM
"..giggles, one of my favourite worn out Ts says "I'm here what are your other two wishes" ;)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 4/27/2018 11:33:00 AM
'So light, so deep.' -- How much do you charge for these short, succinct super-comments?! Couldn't ask for more if I had three wishes. Thank you, Maureen! :) Gershon