The crowds hooted and jeered mercilessly
He continued his silly antics regardless
His job was to spread cheer and goodwill
And he continued to do so relentlessly
Day in and day out, come rain or shine
He performed superbly with his longstanding partner
Their act honed to perfection was a true crowd pleaser
His partner and he complemented one another and
Drew great fits of laughter from the crowds who
Were greatly entertained by their slapstick comedy
Now his partner was gravely ill and dying
But he believed that the show must go on
And even though he was hurting badly inside
Outwardly he was full of cheer and gusto
As he did not carry his heart on his sleeve!
Thus he carried on in a solo act performing in
All four shows without fail but something was missing
The spark that made their act fun to watch was not there
No matter what he did the crowds jeered and howled
Valiantly he struggled on even playing dead to please them!
After a while he was tired and became careless
When trying to somersault he landed awkwardly
Broke his neck consequently and laying gasping
The life ebbing out of him inch by inch painfully
The crowds were greatly pleased n clapped thunderously!
His final curtain call was his best one yet
The fickle crowds were greatly impressed by his prowess
Little realizing that he lay dying trying to please them
The ovation he craved for all his life was now in his palm
And his soul hovered lapping it all up
at the time of his passing!!!
Clowns wear a face that’s painted intentionally on them so they appear
to be happy or sad. What kind of mask are you wearing today?
I remain just one thing, and one thing only — and that is a clown.
It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
1889-1977, British Comic Actor, Filmmaker
Being a funny person does an awful lot of things to you. You feel
that you mustn’t get serious with people. They don’t expect it from
you, and they don’t want to see it. You’re not entitled to be serious
, you’re a clown, and they only want you to make them laugh.
1891-1951, American Entertainer