Send In The Clowns II


“It’s a Barnum and Bailey world, just as phony as it can be but it wouldn’t be make-believe, if you, believed, in me”

Darkness frames the world around
A spotlight surfaces on a constant frown

Those who watch with childlike minds
Never see the sad, that is mine

Everything I try fails in a miserable way
Try and try, will I ever get it, just one day

They all chuckle as I stumble
When a goof is really a gaff
Make them see want they want to see
The misery of me
I clown about, in silence I shout
Louder than words without a doubt
Yet inside I cry and cry, I don’t want to be a clown
All I want is to turn this frown around
Sweep the light that shines
Drag it to the side in a line
Make it disappear
Absorbing all the tears

They look at me from a distance like a star
Scary they all say, just keep him far

He’s quite entertaining
But fuck!, he is frightening

All I do is walk along the path
Trip, fall and roll for a laugh

Send in the clowns the announcer says
To fill the gap, for the main act, that’s showbiz


Emmett Kelly and Carol Burnett the above “quoted lyrics” taken from this song sung by Miss Carol Burnett accounpanied by Mr Emmett Kelly

video/song Emmett Kelly ~ Where Are You Tonght

Rita, Click Here to Visit HerAn Unshielded Heart
thank you for reminding me of Mr Kelly. i forgot he is my favorite and only clown I love. i know to you he is scary but to me he is human. we make mistakes.
for all your support, kisses and hugs from me to you πŸ™β€οΈ

Jess, Click Here to Visit HerAmericana Injustica
thank you for seeing the human in me.
for all your support, headlock smash to the ground, from me to you πŸ™β€οΈ

7 thoughts on “Send In The Clowns II

  1. Oh, this is fabulous my friend. He was the one who made me cry not from fear but from seeing the sadness in his eyes. It was the other two I mentioned that turned the fear loose. Emmett Kelly was the absolute best. Your words honor him.

    Love to you, Rita

      1. Kisses right back! I can remember watching a show when i was young where at the end of his sketch the lights went out but the single spotlight and it just kept shrinking and I cried.

      2. YES! I remember it now and for some reason it just made me cry so hard. Everyone in the family would just laugh and laugh and I couldn’t – I was always a bit different than the rest but that’s OK!

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