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Clowns



Clowns
(Glum, glad, fake and true)

See the glum clowns dancing
with their pretend styles
Watch the sideways glancing
with their painted smiles

See the glad clowns weeping
with their unfeigned tears
Watch the sadness creeping
with their concealed fears

See the fake clowns playing
with their specious thrills
Watch the balance swaying
with their routine drills

See the true clowns living
with their daily trials
Watch the sincere giving
with their extra miles

© Wallace Dean LaBenne
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Submitted on October 07, 2013

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XX ABAB AXAX ACAC AXAB X
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 464
Words 78
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

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