The Circus of Life

February 13, 2009
By Jelponth SILVER, Lubbock, Texas
Jelponth SILVER, Lubbock, Texas
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If you were to see him, you'd say he's happy

A broad smile painted on his face

But he hates his life, filled with false laughter

Only when he is hidden does he begin to cry

Going back onto stage, he chuckles loudly

Riding a tricylce and putting on a show

He looks to the crowd and feels terrible

Like he is lying

Always hidden, no one knows the true man

That lies behind
The painted mask

The author's comments:
One day, as I was looking at a clown puppet, it seemed to me that it was trying to look happy and cheerful, but couldn't. It was too sad.

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