Sunday, February 22, 2015

Step Away From The Clown




hidden behind a
backdrop of fantasy
a clown lurks
jeweled lamé lights
blur the gap between
imagination and reality
she wants you in her brain
your vision obscured, vague
her sinister attraction, dark charm
draw you in, once inside there is no escape
best to step away now
from the wickedest
clown in town


24 comments:

  1. ha. but i dont mind a clown...
    i was one once you know...though your brain
    sounds a bit like a scary place...lol..

    good to see you helen...smiles.

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  2. I always wonder what you can hide behind that mask.. the wickedest or saddest or the most normal one in town.

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  3. I think clowns are pretty darn scary! Good one Helen!

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  4. Ditto Kathe's comment, but really well said in verse! XX

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  5. Dearest Helen,
    Don't worry, I will NOT get drawn in and never have. Hate that very fake world they want to shine the lime light on!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  6. Powerful response to the prompt; well done.

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  7. Some how, Helen, I was struck with the same vision.

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  8. Oh my, stay back, far back...do not move too close!

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  9. Twisted people are like that.

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  10. You make far too sweet a clown for that! I love this line:

    'moral rules abandoned'

    I'm gonna....one of these days.............

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  11. Thank you, Helen. Clowns do have an appeal, they seem so happy, waning to share, very enticing. Bad clowns? (I've lost my (idea) tonight.
    ..

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  12. Yikes! What a pic, Helen! You have too sweet a face to be the meanest clown in town--but cool poem. k .(Manicddaily)

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  13. Step away? Never! I'm here to dance. Bring on, ever-grinning-paint-faced darling. ♥

    My Magpie entry

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  14. women....sirens, the lot of them.

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  15. Hmmm, amazing how differently clowns are perceived by different people. Some view them as funny, some as scary, some as evil... Interesting how you have equated "woman" with "clown", Helen. Makes for a good poem!

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