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The Cleverest Clown


Cover of the first edition of Pagliacci publis...

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Yes indeed, the Cleverest Clown
Wears his smiles upside down
Tells jokes with serious frown
Knows why his eyes are brown
Has become talk of the town
But refuses to wear the crown
Uses verbs like a noun
Drinks it in but does not drown
Moves often without a sound
So you’re not quite sure he is around
But be sure that he is bound
To be where wit and whim abound
And with words he will surround
Until your sensibilities pound
And you smile because you’ve found
He has ridiculed common ground
And the trick which will astound
Is that which makes the square peg round
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6 thoughts on “The Cleverest Clown

  1. ~Lady Day on said:

    Lol…well cued, I was smiling so hard by the line about smiling, it was like you were watching me listen to you, and through it in as it applied. This is great artistry for sure 🙂

  2. Ah….the square peg round….I would be curious there

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