Treasure Island

Fidel Arcenas


Drawn Together


I watched intently
As three clowns wept
In an old cafe

One of them wailed
He had enough
Of making people laugh

Another grieved
He'd rather starve
'Clowning makes
Mockery of me.'

[Red circles on their cheeks
Smudged by tears paint
Sad abstracts of absurdity
They couldn't see.]

They drank pensively
Tears dripping
Into glasses fast empty

Suddenly a toast
The greyest raised
'Cheers
Tomorrow a clown
I cease to be! '

To his funeral yesterday
Only a few came to pray
All clowns
Drawn together
By misery.

Submitted: Sunday, February 08, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Drawn Together by Fidel Arcenas )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. PH: Life: Growing Up, La! * - Chapter3 (.., Brian Johnston
  2. Mind Over Matter, david kush
  3. Don't do anything in a bigger way than t.., Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  4. Let poetry excel, hasmukh amathalal
  5. Mama's Black Breast, Ozioma Anieto
  6. Big bee, Dr PJ Raj Kamal
  7. She, Anil Karki
  8. We, the great family, Anil Karki
  9. My Problem With Words, Valsa George
  10. Purchased Palsy, Pranab K. Chakraborty

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth

I

I AM not One who much or oft delight
To season my fireside with personal talk.--
Of friends, who live within an easy walk,
Or neighbours, daily, weekly, in my sight:
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]