Saturday, May 3, 2014

Flashing 55 ~ Tears of a Clown

yes, it's me



no need to create a facade
it’s okay to pretend
for a while

let go, shed tears
stomp your feet, beat your chest
for a while

no need to profess you’re strong
when all you want to do is cry
for a while

no need to concern yourself
with what others think
for a while





17 comments:

  1. I really think that behind their facade the clowns are crying... always...to me there's nothing sadder than a clown

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  2. "No need to create a facade
    It’s okay to pretend"

    Brilliant lines. Mask aren't needed, but it's okay to act/look like something one is not and behave in ways that don't reflect what's in the heart. Poor clown. Maybe.

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  3. "For a while" is key. I wonder if it is only in the white face that feelings are felt.

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  4. . . . love the repetition of "for a while" it add weights to your reflections.

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  5. Excellent sentiment, for a while is so true. I like the message you have written in this piece so very well done.

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  6. For a while, its good to shed tears & let go of your emotions ~ Good one Helen ~

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  7. There's definitely a need for this space...releasing the facade and feeling for real.

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  8. it's always so peaceful to let oneself be at least 'for a while'....wonderful lines

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  9. You really know how to frighten children.

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  10. This piece spoke to me, being one of those people who is a repeat offender when it comes to depression... Beautiful!

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  11. Oh, you're a woman after my own heart, Helen. I don't fight the tears when they come.

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  12. These are exactly the words I wish someone told me now and then, while holding me in a hug. This is beautiful Helen. <3

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  13. Wisdom here, Helen. It's okay for a while...yes, as long as it doesn't become habit. Very well said.
    K

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  14. i think at times it takes more strength to allow youself to cry
    than hold it in....smiles.

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  15. Yes, I love the repetition "for a while" Each of those is something all of us need to do at times.

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  16. that's one scary clown face, Helen. ~

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  17. Clowns are evil. Period. Crying however is a very necessary and freeing thing. Great use of the refrain here to put it all in perspective, Helen.

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