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Clown Roy

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Lost Dreamer
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Clown Roy

The announcement was quite clear
the circus was coming to our town
a grin from ear to ear shown on many
as years past since clown Roy died.

He'd brighten a room with laughter
personally we all knew him as Roy
yet his real name was Dustin Time
never heard any bad from his mouth.

In year 1992 a startling fact surfaced
Roy once loved a woman unconditionally
came as no surprise to us town folks
we knew he had a heart made of gold.

Seemed she'd been searching for him
felt nostalgia winning her senses over
now she knew the love was for him
took her twenty years to realize.

Roy did not seem himself anymore
the clown we knew and loved died
what happened deep within him,
why would he react so despondently?

We tried in vain to reach his core
sadness filled our town everyday
we loved clown Roy so very much
yet had to face that he had died.

Madeline who had come back now
was as confused as all of us here
she dreamed of his sweet greeting
how she remembered his true love.

One day while visiting over in Texas
the big blue circus came into town
my eyes opened wide at the sight
it was clown Roy I knew it had to be.

I walked over to give him a big hug
and his smile confirmed it was him
I felt this warm bright feeling inside
just knowing he never really died.

I asked if we could talk sometime
he agreed and we met at his room
before I could ask he was explaining
what happened that made him retreat.

He loved Madeline with all his heart
wanted her for his everlasting wife
she had reservations couldn't commit
he tried hanging on but it hurt to much.

With all his pain he joined the circus
he needed an escape from himself
then it happened he fell in love again
not with a woman but with Clown Roy.

He found himself his true honest self
now I knew why we all loved him so
when he heard Madeline was searching
he was too afraid of losing his perspective.

Even after so many years of desiring her
he knew what love was through clown Roy
instead of breaking her heart and his own
he fully became clown Roy and Dustin Time died.



[This message has been edited by Lost Dreamer (edited 04-19-2000).]
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Michael
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A wonderful story, Gloria.  Clown Roy, then and now, seemed to be quite special.  Too bad Madeline never saw it.     Three cheers for this one.


Michael

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LostDreamer~
A sad and beautiful story.
The crying of the clown ...
~*Marge*~


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Michael: Thanks for reading and enjoying.  

Marge:Thank you, it was fun to write, exercised my mind...LOL  
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4 posted 04-19-2000 03:09 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Gloria I love this, I love this ! Did I already mention I love this ?    
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Munda: Thank you so very much.  
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This is such a touching tale, Gloria! It sounds like Clown Roy certainly knew where his true happiness lay!

Denise
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Denise: Thank you, yes clown Roy did know where his happiness lay, and that was in making other's happy, which shielded his own heart from ever being broken again.  
 
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