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  Clown in an empty Circus
by Georg E Mateos
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
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Nothing can be more sad that a lonely clown surrounded by an empty circus, and this poem should have had "Send in the Clowns" as background music.
This one was inspired by Ed Matlack and his clown's blues...






Dry your tears man, you are just the clown
that should be out there wearing a smile…

But what happened here? No applause?
not one laugh from of a delighted child?
Why should I walk in, over the sawdust,
and be utterly alone under the spotlight?

The curtains that opens to many da capo
are finally going to fall on a closing night,
as a silent farewell from all the empty chairs
of a deserted Circus to a crying clown.

Dry your tears man, you are just the clown
that should be out there wearing a smile…







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Reviewed by Regis Schilken
Clowns make life so much more enjoyable. I remember many from the circuses my mother and father took be to as a kid.

rege
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Great write Georg, and yes I believe we have all been down this road.

Your Newfie Friend Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Excellent piece Brother Ed
I am no clown, so why do people laugh at me
when I try my best to express what's hides within.......
a questionable soul.?

Peace be with you
William
Reviewed by Roger Ochs
Superb! Your empathy shines through.
Reviewed by Jennifer Miller
I love this poem. Why? It is a feeling everyone has shared at some point and time thus far, in our lives. We just haven't had the guts to put our frustrations and inner sadness of our struggles to fame, on paper.
Thanks Georg. Reading it, eases the inner being, giving us all a push to never stop our path to success!
Jennifer Miller
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Georg no one can write with such angst as you. Deeply touching.
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
Well done Georg! When all else fails, smile. It'll fool the people and make you feel better because - we are what we think.

Hugs 'n Love,
Marcia
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I needed to read this as well ... being disabled and not working, I have plenty of opportunities to feel sorry for myself, but I am trying not to let that happen. Yes, even clowns cry. Powerful poem, Georg; well penned!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :(
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
'Dry your tears man, you are just the clown that should be out there wearing a smile'--------- EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Yet the show must go on. Patrick
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
I needed this, too, Georg. You not only wrote it for Ed M., but for me when I have my poor, poor pitiful days (not often, thank the Lord). Thank you, Marine. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
I feel like this on many days.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
did you know Jim Carey was divorced because he even was a cut up
with his jokes in the intimateness of the bedroom...
can you imagine how funny it is?..and yet..how rude? lol
well I surely hope Mr. Ed will smile soon
it's a sad tale here Georg & I know how it feels myself
Love & Whoopie Cushions filled with brown pudding
Vickie
Reviewed by JMS Bell
GOOD ADVICE...WE ALL HAVE THOSE 'DOWN TIMES' BUT, WITH ENCOURAGEMENT FROM GOOD FRIENDS LIKE YOU, WE 'HANG IN THERE'...EVEN THO THE CHAIRS ARE EMPTY, KNOWING THAT THERE IS ALWAYS TOMORROW AND NO MATTER HOW WE FEEL, WE'RE NOT 'CHECKING OUT' UNTIL IT'S OUR TIME TO DO SO. WELL DONE AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS. LOVE,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Even with the tongue in cheek humor aimed at brother Ed this has a rich sadness about that does conjure a lot images to mind...like how the fair grounds always looked so empty and used up after the fair or circus had left town.
fee
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
Well thought out here with more than a few messages. Well done. J'nia
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana
Dear Georg, this poem is so well described and expresses the real circus atmosphere, missing only the audience but you brought it alive so that all who read this poem are the real audience. Please tell the clown that he should be proud of his performance, as he could attract us. Love Emile
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Bring it on, you both can come out whenever you want and try to "kick my sad clown butt" as per Pee-wee, and I appreciate your poem herein and even what PW said, you two are the best brothers...most of the time...Jersey ed
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
good write-good advice to one who is down
Reviewed by John Coppolella
Feelings of empathy drawn here by your poem, Georg. Emmett Kelley with the sad clown face is a childhood painting my great-grandmother, we called her Granny Banks, painted for each of us grandchildren. I still have mine. This is a little off topic, but your poem brought this to mind, that I saw a copy of that exact painting on a wall in a Walter Matthau movie. So, that being said, that as with your little sad poem here, art does imitate life and so on and so on and so on. Thanks Georg for sharing your gift and your heart. --- Starman
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Awesome poem! ~ This is poem of hope, of life being beautiful even when it's too heavy.
Namaste,
Christine
Reviewed by larry linville
Reminds me of Smokey Robinson's son, "Tears of a Clown."
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
Salute, Enrico couldn't have sang it better, you are in good voice Georg, Bravo! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by George Carroll
A poets lament when the pen runs dry.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
As Jeanette said, happiness is the better "choice," and at times it can be difficult...better to feel the sadness or emptiness for just a while....and then make the decision to move ahead.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
There are many ways to read this symbolically; yet, the message denotes aloneness regardless of where or when, and the "dry your tears man" seems to be telling us that we should choose happiness even when things aren't all we want them to be.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
We must all dry our tears, from time to time. And if that old Jersey Devil don't shape up pretty soon, let's go kick his sad clown butt!
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