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Nigdaw Nov 2023
I scream at the demons
pushing over indiscriminate objects
tripping me through clear doorways
knocking things from my feeble hands
laughing constantly in my head
like evil clowns
Ren Sturgis Dec 2021
So Tired in this world,
Full of fire,
Ready to burn down.
The flames die out,
But that was just the first round.
The evil,
The darkness,
The bloodhounds.
They howl in the night,
Such horrible sounds.
They ignite fear in the heart of children,
The devious clowns.
They'll set fire to your home,
And burn the whole town.
But at the end of it all,
I'll say "Who's Laughing Now?"
A tired 15 year old
Yenson Dec 2021
Seven thousand mile away
I studied Shakespeare by candlelight
due to long and constant power cut
yet I still made A1 grade in English Literature

My friends grew up in Shakespeare country
they have electricity twenty-four sevenRed
all they can write is diss poetry
and act as useful idiots for thieves and loonies
they tell me I am suffering
and cancelled
I say
“You starvelling, you eel-skin, you dried neat’s-tongue,
you bull’s-pizzle, you stock-fish
O for breath to utter what is like thee!-you tailor’s-yard,
you sheath, you bow-case, you vile standing tuck!”

“Your brain is as dry as the remainder biscuit after voyage.”

“Villain, I have done thy mother”

“Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell”

So we know why anarchists are dripping with envy and jealousy
about the man who read Shakespeare by candlelight
and yet bettered them all
so I say again

“You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I’ll tickle your catastrophe!”
Big Virge Aug 2021
These Days They’re...
.... ALL AROUND.... !!!

A World of Human Clowns... !?!

Whose Circus Is On Grounds...
Now Causing Heads To FROWN... !!!

Because of TERROR Sounds...
And Violence That Abounds... !!!
Because of Angry Youths...
Joining... Militia Groups...

Like Those Now FILLED With Troops...
Who Are Willing And NOW SHOOT... !!!

As If They’re At A Range...
That Gives Them The OKAY...
To Act Like They’re Deranged... ?!?

And To Behave Like Modern Slaves...
Who Are Paid And Trained...
To... Dish Out PAIN... !!!
... Time And AGAIN... ?!?

In A Vein So INHUMANE... !?!

That There Is NO DOUBT...
That They’re Acting Like CLOWNS... !!!

To Believe That What They Do...
Is RIGHTEOUS Or Infused...
With Movements That Are Cool...
When They’re Being USED Like TOOLS... !!!

Whose Dealings Are Those of FOOLS... !!!
And Those Are Words of TRUTH... !!!

From Political Groups...
To Those Now In View...
On Apps Now Being Used...

That They Are Tame Like Shrews...
From Shakespearean Books... !!!

Being Tricked And Pimped...
To Be Limp Like *****...
Who’ll Do ANYTHING...
To Get Their **** Licked...
By... Drug Addict Chicks...
Who’ll Spread Their Lips QUICK...
Just To Get... A FIX... !!!

Who Just CAN’T Resist...
Having One More Drink...
When They KNOW That They Should QUIT... !!!

Today’s Clowns Are SICK... !!!
And Are Affecting Kids...
In Ways So PERVERSE...
That They’re Bound To HURT...
How Their Minds Will Work...
As They Grow In This World... !!!

Things Are Going BERSERK... !?!?!

And Will Get MUCH WORSE...
As Technology SERVES...
To Mark These Words...
of... REALITY Verse... !!!

With A Virtual World...
Where Famous Names...
Now Perform In Games...
To INCREASE Their Fame...

By Being REPLACED...
By An Image That’s Made...
To Apparently Make...
The World A Better Place... ?!?

The Type of JOKERS...
Being USED Like TOKENS... !!!

Or In Other Words...
...... CLOWNS...... !!!!

Whose ONLY Form of Clout...
Seems To Be SELLING OUT...
For... Dollars And Pounds...

It’s A World Where They...
Seem To Have NO SHAME... !!!

So Their Names DON’T Deserve...
To Be Heard In This Verse... !!!

Because CLOWNS AREN’T ALOUD... !!!
In These Words That DISAVOW...
What These Clowns Are ALL About... !!!

Embracing New Tech...
That Will Now INJECT...
A Way To Project...
A LACK of Common Sense... !!!

That Will TERMINATE Them...
That’s Right Just Like... SKYNET... !!!

And That Right There...
Is Where I’ll End This Poem... !!!

Because Right About Now...
In This World of LOCKDOWNS... !!!

We Are Now Being DROWNED...
By... Internet Sounds... !!!

And Mouths That Confound...
With The Things That They SHOUT...
To Their... TIKTOK' Crowds... !!!!!

Who Just Haven’t Worked Out...
That What They Now BROWSE...


Is A World That's FULL of...

...... “ CLOWNS “.....
You only need to watch ANYTHING on TV, or On The Net, for what 5 mins these days, to see or hear one !

Things are literally, going CRAZY !!!
Tess M Jun 2021
why oh why am I
this house of horrors

this nightmare
filled with everything
that I long for

its a pain
to be forever

I wrote this almost a year ago, alongside the first part, so just beware it wont be the greatest
Lead K Jan 2021
Festival time - A favorite time of year
When Mothers and Fathers sing the their children as gifts
Dance in the love of Old Grandpa Wally
Even when he can't find his socks, or sits on the dog
Aunt Dorcas bought the tickets to the Fantasy Festival
So all the good little Girls and Boyos can play!

Open your arms
To the Fountain of Clowns
Open your family
To the Fountain of Clowns
Open your Daddy
To the Fountain of Clowns
Open your Mommy
To the Fountain of Clowns

Will you go with me to ride the Spring Mares?
Or see the sights at the Showy-Magic Tent?
Maybe learn  what the Pizzazz Wizard sees for our Tomorrows?
Maybe a kiss at the Promisatorium
All of your Sister's dreams can die and be born again
If your tired, rest your head on Brother's lap and take a drink

Open your eyes
To the Fountain of Clowns
Open your heart
To the Fountain of Clowns
Open your insides
To the Fountain of Clowns
Open your mouth
To the Fountain of Clowns

Laughing and Crying are the flavors of love
The scars on your heart will open its flowers
Look deep in the eyes of the children who surround you
Ask them for love with your arms and your tears
The sun in the sky was meant for your Heart
Maybe the Queen of Summer will never end

Open your past
To the Fountain of Clowns
Open your future
To the Fountain of Clowns
Open your body
To the Fountain of Clowns
Open your heart
To the Fountain of Clowns
Take a walk with me to the festival grounds - Let us see what magic we can make!
I am a clown playing and laughing as you always see,
Why? I don't know, I think that's how it should be.
But why do I need to be a prisoner of my own,
Depicting funny moments that even in my eyes are haven't shown.

I need to paint my smile and hide on a mask,
Even faking happiness just to perform this task,
I look at the mirror trying to look at what they see,
And in my eyes I saw myself fighting to break free.

How can I tell them that I am slowly drowning in my tears.
If all I can only hear is their loudest cheers.
Where should I run when I'm so down,
When even faith and destiny gives a frown.

I have extended my arms and asked for help,
But they told me "your strong, you can take care of yourself".
Where should I lean if everything goes wrong,
When every one thinks that I'm so strong.

There's no one much sadder than a crying clown,
Tears runs down only when no one is around.
I am also weak and I'm not strong like a Knight,
I am a clown and my Crying Lies Only When Night.
Those who give laughter sometimes suffer alone.
Joe Thompson Nov 2020
RIP: The greatest show on earth

The announcement came:
This was the last year for the circus–
The working man's circus,
The last ******* child of Ringling Brothers
And P.T. Barnum

Good, my wife said
Think about the animals.
I nod in absent agreement -

But I am at Coney Island as it might have been, once.
And watching amusement parks in Celeron, Bay Ridge, the Palisades and a hundred others places vanish -
One by one like altar candles extinguished before the recessional.

I am a young boy staying up late tearing through Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked this Way Comes"
while everyone else in the house is sleeping.

I am at a City Lights book store in San Francisco
Where Lawrence Ferlinghetti is sharing his cotton candy with Diane Arbus and Allen Ginsburg

I am listening to "Take Five" in stereophonic sound.

I am behind the Big-Top
with Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens
trying to catch a glimpse of the show through the shadows -
Then being told to get away by a large sweaty man who doesn't smile.

I am eating peanuts salted in the shell.

I am holding my daughters tiny hand
while my son hides behind me–
a clown is walking by.
Alex Jul 2020
Here's a funny thing 'bout clowns:
NOTHING. They eat babies and ****
Young men until they get their fill,
Hang kittens by their window sill,
Send texts from behind the wheel,
Name their daughters things like Neil,
Use way too much salt on every meal,
Leave you on read just for the thrill,
And put their names in your nan's will

Actually, the balloon animals are pretty cool I guess
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