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· Jew Be or Not Jew Be; The Story of a Perpetual Alien

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· A Bar of Chocolate… and a Smile…

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· Terrorism, martyrdom: A "Jew-ish" perspective.

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· Thoughts… just thoughts… Part 2

· Once upon a time - Sonnet

· A stroll in the autumn glow - Sonnet

· Autumn Requiem

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· After sunset - Sonnet

· Why visit museums?

· Searching for your face in the clouds – Sonnet

· Ideal Man – Ideal Woman

· Tanabata - Sonnet

· A Moment On a Summer’s Day… - Sonnet

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  The Clown
by Peter J. Oszmann
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.

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The stage is set, the drum-roll rolls,

Onto the stage a sad clown strolls,

Laughing, laughing to the end…

Foot-lights shine, he kneels on the stage,

- The whole wide world is one big cage -

Let us just cry, why pretend?



A “peace-flower” offered from the heart

And a “rasping sound” that isn’t smart…

Laughing, laughing to the end…

Audience roars, this joke is great,

Everybody appreciate

Being crude is now the trend.



The show is great; the show is grand,

These jokes easy to understand,

Laughing, laughing to the end…

They just can’t see, they would not try,

Perceiving why a clown would cry,

…Crying inward to the end…



© P. J. Oszmann (2002)

© Illustration: Etching and Mezzotint, Intaglio Print on Heavy Art Paper 490x310 mm, (Artist’s Proof1966)

Digital photograph of print reduced & touched up in Photoshop (2004)

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/19/2004

behind the smile lies deep pain--i know that well, dear (((friend)))

powerfully, poignantly, profoundly captured--BRAVO!

(((HUGS))), love and happy holidays to you and yours, karla. :(
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 12/18/2004
This is so true and you as usual wrote it so beautiful
~crying inward to the end.
Merriest Christmas Blessed years
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/18/2004
This touches deeply on a truth many refuse to see. Great write.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 12/17/2004
This poem, "The Clown" makes me scan my whole life.

This is an inspiring poem blinking many messages on the inner subject.

Keep posting Your Flowers, Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/16/2004
Insightful & a touch philosophical...Ed & rufuz (Happy Holidays to you, your wife and daughter and extended family therein!) Happy Chanukah (sp?)!
Reviewed by Linda Roman 12/16/2004
Reviewed by June Thompson 12/16/2004

have you posted this before??? it came into me like a flood, emotions and all, as if i'd be "here" before

this was well done... words fail me
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