The Clown

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?
Source Unknown

 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.
Charlie Chaplin
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.
Fanny Brice
1891-1951, American Entertainer



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