A Sad Comedian Poem by Walterrean Salley

A Sad Comedian

Rating: 5.0

He became rich from
Making others laugh, but he,
Within, only cried.

(A Senryu)

Mantu Mahakul 29 October 2016

This tiny poem has broad and deep meaning. Making wealth and becoming rich has vision of many at present and they do not look after their action is right and wrong. Unrighteous practices of gaining wealth is bad and gaining wealth by righteous path is good and through this we gain virtue. Committing sin makes us cry. Such a rich person cries while there is sin. Sin follows through pain and agony. Thought provoking poem! ..Congratulations for seeing your poem as the poem of the day.

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Kim Barney 29 October 2016

It's a tragic fact that many comedians are not happy. As a prime example, I was shocked when Robin Williams committed suicide. Congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day!

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Babatunde Aremu 29 October 2016

Valid. This is written from deep thought and reality. Many can relate with this poem. Thanks for sharing

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Bernard F. Asuncion 29 October 2016

What a short piece but a kilometric meaning.... congrats for being selected....

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Edward Kofi Louis 29 October 2016

Life is like that at times! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Walterrean Salley 07 November 2016

Thanks to each of you for your kind remarks. I had no idea (To my shame) that this poem was recently featured as Poem of the Day. I only learned from your comments, and was gratefully surprised. My acknowledgements and appreciation, with humble thanks, is to ‘Poemhunter’ for its consideration.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 29 October 2016

A great thought provoking and meaningful senryu. Heartiest Congrats on it's member poem of the Day.

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Godfrey Morris 29 October 2016

Nice write. Reminds me of Robin Williams.

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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 29 October 2016

Every human, some time or the other in life faces dilemma of this nature. How ever much it may be ironic, not easy to laugh off. An excellent Senryu on a real life scenario. Congrats for being the member's PoD. X

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Pranab K Chakraborty 29 October 2016

Well played the cry of human nature. Thanks.

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