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Portrait of a Fool
by Felix LeRoy Perry
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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I think I or someone else may have used this image before but it just seemed to fit the poem so well...






Backdrop of sorrow

picture of fool who believed

he could share his love


Hangs in dim corner

where hardly anyone sees

tear tracks in the dust


Nobody to blame

cruel dark brush strokes of fate

life’s painted portrait…

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Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 2/21/2014
Nine poignant lines..that might contain one's whole lifetime!
What an amazing write, Brother! And you're right, Emmett Kelly paints the same picture..
Inside my head there plays the words of Gene Pitney's song: 'Only love can break a heart.. only love can mend it again.'
Wise words.. since love trumps all.
And I love this poem! Stay safe and well, Fee!
Love & Blessings, Rv Rhonda
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 12/29/2013
As an optimist I would say no matter the hand we are dealt, we have to play it to the best of our ability. Life is unfair, I suppose I will agree with that but struggle makes us stronger and, if we allow it, better people. I have empathy because I have lived and if I have a dull or dreary day, I know that with a bit of effort I could have changed it. Happy New Year, Fee. I hope it will be a beautiful one for you.
Take care,
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 11/30/2012
awe-inspiring, no this feeling all to well, love the strokes
felt real!!!
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 11/17/2012
Love the painting; love your poem even more.

Sad, but it is always a joy to read your work.

Hope this finds you and yours thriving, Fee. And then some!! Sorry I've been out of touch. Downs almost make you forget the ups at times, don't they.

My mother would have shouted that I am being overdramatic. But...been hard since Ray's health took a downturn. He's having surgery the 20th. Hope it helps.

Love always,


Reviewed by Karen Springer 11/17/2012
We are all performers wearing many hats, but only a few perceive actuality.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 11/12/2012
Great photo and poem, a sad clown is a haunting image
Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/24/2012
Felix, I know this fool for I have walked in his footsteps and felt his pain and sorrow. A compelling write my dear friend. I wish you love and peace. Jon Michael
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 10/4/2012
Deeply emotive Fee, as always your poetry touches the heart.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/1/2012
Wow! You always manage to impress upon me how truly gifted you are, Fee.....this is stunning! Another keeper....

Reviewed by Joy Hale 9/30/2012
Awesome words here, Felix. The clown loves also.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/30/2012
It's up to one of which kind of love you chose to share with others. Beautiful painting for a beautiful poem Felix.

Love ya face Cuz XOXOXO, Rose
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 9/29/2012
Life sure is a painted portrait...very well said:)
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 9/29/2012
It's hard to put your love out there again once it has been stomped on. It's not that we are fools if we just plain hurts to imagine that it will happen again. It takes a lot of courage to give someone our love once it has.

Love ya!

Reviewed by D. Vegas 9/29/2012
Fee, What is a fool, someone who feels foolish because...

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/29/2012
You say a lot in a few words. so does that portrait of Emmett Kelly and the song by Paul McCartney, “Fool on the Hill,” Sung by Eddie Fisher.

Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 9/29/2012
Love is a many splendered thing and unless
we don't share our love we never know even
if it is unwanted for we are all loving
creatures not fools my dear Fee

Painful the feeling of not having it returned


Love and Light
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 9/29/2012
Never a fool... one cannot be miserly with the heart even though it's treasures may be stolen or tarnished...)) Nice nice work, my friend..
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/29/2012
...sometimes what we share, is not our's to is in the heart of the beholder~
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 9/29/2012
Sharing your love is dangerous waters to tread, Felix, and Emmett, the Clown puts the face on it.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/29/2012
We are all Fools for Love.

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