Voices dance blue circles around his head
whispering their lemony secrets
beneath his clown-capped curls.
flowers and chickens
and handcuffs and fish
a man with his arms raised
his hands tight in fists
An audience of bobbing heads
applauds the shenanigans
and yellow begins to drip from his curls
down his nose, cross his brow
and into his normally so blue eyes
now swirling in voices round his head
and dripping cerulean
between the yellow lines of gingham
ruffling his clown suit collar.
He hates it when this happens.
Brenda Warren 2012
For The Mag.
Delightful piece of clownliness!
How colorful…I love the energy and humor!
Wonderful write, Brenda! Bobbing heads and shenanigans alone painted a huge smile on my face!
Okay. I love this one.
Still smiling about it…
Reluctant clown ~ I can empathize with him. Nice writing.
Gosh I love the word shenanigans!
I very much like this one.
I was praying they weren’t throwing eggs at him! But as they applauded, it must be all right. Reminded me of the slapstick of Mister Pastry AKA Richard Hearne.
Hahaha, very expressive. And a ‘clown melt down’. That’s funny, Brian.
Over the top on music to my eyes! Lemony secrets and all….I just had to go back and read it again…visions of lovely lemons and ruffles of clowns are dancing through my thoughts!
you painted the painting with words
show’s about to begin
All that blue and yellow must have made him a little green around the gills. I seldom wear make up but I hate when that happens too. I enjoyed your title and the drippings. Thanks for sharing, Brenda.
That’s worth a gold star, at least. 🙂
Oh, good one.
Very creative. Great job.
It’s funny but true! The clown makes everyone laugh but he hates having to do it! You captured it very well, Brenda!
Nice, Brenda. I especially like that last line, which I interpret as much deeper than meets the eye.
oh man, the clown is having a melt down…haha…there is a bit of crazy in the mind of a clown you know…and those spotlights are def hot…nice write brenda….
The best of the bunch must have a little crazy, yup. Thanks for your comments, Brian.