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Monday, 23 February 2015

The Clown

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Have you seen the painted face?
Whose insides I could never trace
Camouflaged with red and white
Making us laugh with all his might.

Dark circles around his eyes
A result of bread-less night-cries
He does this job for a living
As he plays with the circus ring!

Every coin has the other side
To show the best he has well-tried
Our lives are not a shade different,
The flower with thorns also has a scent!

Written for Magpie Tales: mag 259


Namrata said...

Bread-less night-cries, these two words are enough to express how pathetic that person's life who keeps the whole world laughing. Very well done. :)

Rommy said...

I agree with Namrata. There is a lot conveyed with that phrase - really nice!

Sandra said...


Berowne said...

A solid, well expressed, response to the prompt.

Karen S. said...

I think I caught that scent too!

Wayne said...

Well done

Gillena Cox said...

"two sides to the coin" indeed

much love...

Maria said...

a thoughtful look at this prompt. Nicely done.

Sun Bloom said...

Thank you!




@Karen S.
So, the message is conveyed! :D


@Gillena Cox
Indeed, thanks!

Thank you!

Tess Kincaid said... I like that last line...

Sun Bloom said...

Thanks Tess!

SuyashJ said...

one would think that the thorns and fragrance were linked

Sun Bloom said...

They are. :-)

Magaly Guerrero said...

There is another face under the laughing clown; and many times, it is weeping... so very true.

My Magpie entry

Michael said...

some sympathy for the class clown at last

Sun Bloom said...

Yes! Thanks.

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Loco mente said...

It is always said that the one who makes others laugh will be crying within... Good one!