Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 13,448 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Clown - Poem by Smoky Hoss

No one wears a mask
like a clown.
"Always be happy
when anyone is around."-
And no one else weeps
like the happy-go-lucky do,
when the pretend laughter
is all through-
When the joker removes his mask
and shows the self, sad and true,
who will stay and look
willing to bear together the real, the blue-
No one wears a mask
like a clown,
and no one cries as much
when found to be all alone-

"Behind the eyes of each person is the incommunicable loneliness of the self." - Joseph a. Sittler

Topic(s) of this poem: loneliness, sadness


Comments about Clown by Smoky Hoss

  • Glen Kappy (11/16/2018 6:53:00 PM)


    on your poem and the quote at the end, smoky, each of us is indeed alone in an existential sense (though i tend to think aloneness and loneliness are different) . this is why, i think, we hunger for connection. but even in intimate and long-lived relationships, in my case with my wife, we've been married nearly forty-three years, the aloneness doesn't go away. -glen (Report) Reply

    Smoky Hoss (11/17/2018 9:36:00 PM)

    Amen Glen. In the vernacular: Ain't it the truth pal! ! !

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 9, 2018

Poem Edited: Friday, November 9, 2018


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