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Charlie the Clown
by Linda M Hill

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Charlie the clown
Is what they call me
A smile on my face
Is all that they see
Room to room spreading
Sunshine and joy
To every sick little
Girl and boy
Some who have cancer
Some who can't hear
Some who don't have
Anyone to care

Charlie the clown
Is what they call me
Cheering up the children
And their family
For a brief while I help
Them to forget
Transport them away from
Where they're at
Draw them into my world
Where they've never been
In their minds they are
happy kids again...

Back at home I take off my
Smile and my paints
As I think about the babies
I call my saints
My heart breaks as a tear
Flows down 
The REAL image of
The happy clown...

(C) Linda Hill


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Reviewed by pat medlin 8/18/2013
just nice linda
Reviewed by Steve Ralph 6/11/2011
beautiful, these Clowns and helpers are indeed saints in themselves.
thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by Richard King 4/23/2011
Linda, this is a very nice write about a very noble undertaking. Well done indeed. Thanks Dick
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 3/1/2011
Huuummmm! A touching write indeed, Linda. I can see the joy in it for the children in hospital...and I can feel the sadness of the "clown" when alone, reflecting. I can well relate to the Clown. A beautiful write. Crowns await you in heaven, dear friend. Huuummm!

Abundant blessings.
Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by s g (Reader) 2/2/2011
Hello Linda, what a touching poem this is to read. We should all become a Charlie Clown.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/31/2011
Aw! This one touched me so very deeply....thank heavens for clowns who can lift children out of sadness and sickness! Nicely penned, Linda!

Reviewed by Daniel Keith 1/29/2011
A very moving poem. The tears of a clown when alone, but such joy he brings to those in need. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by Amor Sabor 1/27/2011
Wonderful always is inspiring to see someone reach out to our smallest angels.
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 1/27/2011
The tears behind the painted mask.
Very kind and considerate and well done.

Reviewed by Michael Jones 1/27/2011
Linda, a clown has a hard job though his heart is breaking for the pain the children are in, he must find enough strength to make them laugh and feel like a kid again, as you said bring them into his world. Great work, what would we do without you Sister? Peace!!!
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 1/27/2011
Having worked in a Shriner's hospital in Atlanta I know what it means to bring a smile to these children. It takes a special person...Bless those Clowns, Magicians, and animals.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/27/2011
Powerfully penned, Linda ... undone by the sadness behind the smile. :(

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/27/2011
A nice thought, though kids should NEVER get so sick...e
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 1/26/2011
Beautifully written Linda about a very sensitive subject.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/26/2011
To cheer and try and make smile such devastatingly tragic children would be a wonderful thing to do, but yes I can see a collapse of the false smile when the makeup comes is having a heart.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/26/2011
Beautiful bittersweet poem I embrace!
It takes such strength inside to do what you are doing, to see the fear and pain in their eyes and look back with happiness and love.
A real-life angel, bless you.

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