I need clowns



Send in the circus clowns,
Those that make us laugh,
I need the clowns.
To be funny on my behalf.

Tears have followed me every day,
Tears that appear at the strangest times,
Tears that have no rhyme, they have no reason,
Falling like dew drops, whatever the season.

Sadness is a strange happening,
That takes over your soul,
It creeps around your heart,
And writes it's own performing roll.

So bring in the clowns,
Happy clowns, with wide grins,
Forcing the misery from my being,
And make my life whole again.
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Submitted on March 03, 2013

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB XXCC DEXE AXDX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 494
Words 92
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Omajean Lewis

Born in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl days, growing up during the early days of the Texas Oil Fields observing WW11 as a child, graduating from high school and marrying in the early fifties, raising two children, Tonya and Brenton through the sixties and seventies and taking care of her parents and parent-in-law through the nineteen nineties has given Oma Lewis a unique perceptive on life. When not busy traveling and enjoying her family with her husband Dalton of 59 years, Oma is active as an artist, photographer, and writer. more…

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