Clown of Renown


Clown of Renown

With his roisterous manner and carbuncle nose,
he attracts children wherever he goes.
Talented clown that he’s been from his birth,
his floppy big feet and his startling girth
along with a certain elegant ease
makes him the perfect comic and tease.
Whether melodramatic or over the top,
playing Buster Keaton or a Keystone cop,
he captures the fancy of everyone there:
the perennial favorite of every town fair.


Word prompts today are melodramatic, elegant, carbuncle, roister and talented. Image by Ehimetalor Akhere on Unsplash.

7 thoughts on “Clown of Renown

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    I would guess you aren’t afraid of clown? I’m not either, but I also never found them funny. Are they supposed to be funny? I always wonder about that. I think they are a (gasp) metaphor. But for what?



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