Then the clowns

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The solitary tear sits eternal


A contradictory canvas for all to see


Painted expressions for wanton eyes


A beautiful agony


Exaggerated and prevaricated


Less a smile than an inverted frown


Guided by cheers and jeers of the hoards


A vassal of spurious brevity


A flutter to the whim of the circle


The lion roars, the whip cracks


Uproarious turmoil


The acrobats balance, tumble and swing


To expectant oohs and aahs


Grace and beauty mirrored by courage and daring


Then the clowns


The harlequins, buffoons and jesters


The humourist madcap picadors


The pale imitation of gaiety


Shrouded in lugubrious melancholy


Aspiring to Buster


Tarnished by Pennywise


The mainstay of the downtrodden


Capricious oppression


 


 



(Inspired by the great clown paintings by Phenomenaaa and Layla)


Created: Jan 10, 2011

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