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Hardrock
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since 02-14-2000
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New Hampshire, USA


0 posted 03-03-2000 12:47 PM       View Profile for Hardrock   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Hardrock

CLOWNS

I wanted to write a funny, to bring a smile or two,
About a man with rubber knees, a clown with face of blue.
Who brought his brand of humor, to kids around the town,
Who made them laugh, squeal with delight, to see the man fall down.

With floppy shoes and baggy pants, a mophead for his hair,
Who squeezed into a tiny car, who balanced on a chair.
A man whose heart was filled with love, for every girl and boy,
Who brought them more than candy canes, a man who brought them joy.

I never wrote of clowns before, I never thought them funny,
But I never smiled till I was nine, my life was less than sunny.
But it matters not what I may feel, itís kids who count the most,
So when they come to visit me, Iíll be the perfect host.

Iíll don the clothes and paint my face, and put on floppy shoes,
Iíll run around, and Iíll fall down, and help them chase the blues.
Iíll make them laugh, Iíll make them smile, Iíll fill their hearts with glee,
For children need to laugh a lot, or theyíll be clowns like me.

For inside of every clown, you see, thereís someone filled with fear,
That someday when the greasepaintís gone, someone will see the tear.
The tiny tear, we all paint on, in clownface as we hide,
So no one knows the hurt we feel, buried deep inside.

Clowns are a funny lot, we are, we have a job to do,
We HAVE to make you love us, even if our face is blue.
But blue it is, or red or green, weíll play our funny part,
So no one will suspect that clowns, just hide a broken heart.

So next time that you see a clown, look behind the face,
And know that while he makes you laugh, heís in another place.
Heís gone to that great circus, where every face is blue,
Where everyone wears baggy pants, and every heart is true.

© Copyright 2000 Marv Hardin - All Rights Reserved
Michael
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Posts 6333
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1 posted 03-03-2000 06:22 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wow! - This is an exceptional piece, Hard Rock.  I love it and there's so much beneath the surface.  Welcome to Dark Passions - hope to see more from you soon.


Michael
Isis
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since 09-06-99
Posts 6390
Sunny Queensland


2 posted 03-03-2000 08:44 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Welcome indeed!  I never thought of a clown as having emotions behind the face!!!  Well thought out and well done  

 May the world hug you today,
With it's warmth and love.
I pray it whispers a joyful tune in your heart,
That tell you there is a friend sitting in another corner of the world,
Wishing you well and
wishing you love......
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)


kynder
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since 04-11-2000
Posts 535
Tallahassee, Florida


3 posted 06-21-2000 06:10 PM       View Profile for kynder   Email kynder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kynder

is that why i have always disliked clowns?  cuz i could see my broken self in them?  this poem, as all your others, really makes me think.  clowns scare me, truth be told.  but, this is still great work!!!!!!!!!!  nothing can change that.  

kynder

A woman to a man is
But a mere chapter,
But a man to a woman
Is an entire book.--
Kynder Howell
Justbleu
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Posts 3430
Oregon, Originally From Alaska


4 posted 06-24-2000 03:07 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Oh wow, this is a great poem Hardrock!!  I have always adored clowns since I was a little girl!!  This does sound all too familiar to my poem!!  It's nice to see someone be able to relate!!  Thank You sooo very much for sharing this piece!!  Smile...for I have found when someone doesn't love you...there is always someone else who does!!  For every one who doesn't there are at least 20 who do!!  It's soo hard to believe at times but soo true!!
Bridgette  


"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again. To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown
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