Tom Allport

Gold Star - 39,354 Points (31/05/1949 / Liverpool)

The Two Faced Clown - Poem by Tom Allport

I see a lighthouse in the distance
It's surrounded by sea
The seagulls are singing
They're happy to be free
As the windfarm whistles
The tunes of the day
Lots of people in cars
Not wanting to play
There is thunder in the distance
And a grey mist descends
The pebbles on the beach
Each follows a friend
The incoming tide
Makes the sand seem alive
The shimmering Sun is going down
And the Red Rocks look brown
As someone asks the way to town
Whilst being watched by the two faced Clown.

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Topic(s) of this poem: observation

Form: Light Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A poem written from the memories of a walk along the prom at New Brighton (Wirral)

Comments about The Two Faced Clown by Tom Allport

  • (5/26/2018 4:20:00 PM)

    Beautifully portrayed, though a bit eerie and somewhat haunting.
    In other words, an excellent poem!
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  • Luo Zhihai (10/20/2017 6:04:00 PM)

    A lovely poem. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Nivy Sochi (10/16/2017 10:25:00 PM)

    Really the two-faced. They're the double-tongued as well. Simply and astutely portrayed, Sir. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (10/11/2017 8:58:00 PM)

    Beautiful, simply beautiful and enchanting................................ (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (8/17/2017 9:56:00 AM)

    First hand account of a seashore witnessing a lovely sunset with its colorful impact on the ground. This beautiful scene captured with nuances. Thanks a lot, Tom, for sharing with us. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (5/27/2017 9:22:00 PM)

    Each follows a friend .........i would say: follow a friend............but.............i AM an American!

    two-faced clown: the lighthouse! ? ? ? ?

    favorite lines:

    The pebbles on the beach
    Each follows a friend
    The incoming tide
    Makes the sand seem alive....................well, except know what. :) :)

    to MyPoemList.

    bri ;)

    p.s. don't take any comment from Stuart Munro seriously; he is another U.K. elbowbender with a big belly. BUT he does cause me to have a belly laugh at times!

    bri :)
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  • Elena Sandu (4/16/2017 5:39:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem, it feels timeless, I love it! Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Stuart Munro (2/28/2017 9:21:00 AM)

    Tom I like this poem, I really enjoy it, I love how it changes in the last two lines, clever twist, , , (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/28/2016 1:48:00 PM)

    Alive! !
    The way to town. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 24, 2017

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