Poem -

the sad clown

the sad clown.
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tonight the dull moon
is
a sad clown with
craters
on it's face 
caused
by tears wept after
coming
to the profound realization
that
the sun does not love
him
Anymore;

and
the stars mock the
clown
with their joyous
smiles
and shining eyes
that
seem to always look
onward
towards some far off 
paradise
exclusive to 
them and others 
of 
their happy kind.

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and i 
wish that i could
save
the clown from the
burdens
of it's crater-heart,
but
it is impossible for
me
because we are the
same;

two sad clowns mocked
by 
happy little stars who shall
never
truly KNOW!!!

(what it is to be unloved
by
The Sun.)

j.stephen.h.

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Cherie Leigh

Wow J!  I feel sorry for the moon and the narrator....as both feel the pain of not feeling loved but watching others mock their pain by experiencing the joy of some unknown paradise...Not a fun nor fair place to feel...I love the metaphorical tying of the two as one...feeling pain...Made some great imagery.  You are just so darn good, J.  I want to save this one...I like poems that make me feel like this one does.  xo ;0  

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Icarus Flocke

ty. my friend,

i wrote this one pretty quickly as a spur of the
moment thing, but it kind of resonated with me
so i decided to post it and see how it went. I am
glad you liked it.

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Marion Price

I am deeply touched and affected by these words, I don't know why only that I am. You are truly gifted 🌹🌹

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Icarus Flocke

ty. Marion. you are truly gifted as well. i am most
certainly a fan.

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