This sad image for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge reminded me of this poem of empathy I wrote a while ago. I just had to find and share it for this picture.
Truth Behind the Paint
Why does nobody have empathy for Mr Clown
Beneath his makeup there is always a frown
No, he not having a really bad day
It’s hard being the happy face you portray
You see Mr Clown is a real man
He suffers and struggles like you can
Yet he cannot show his true sadness and pain
He has to put on a face and smile in vain
He knows the kids don’t really like him
His chances of getting rich are very slim
Even his wife is divorcing his honky nose
The mortgage went unpaid, the bank will foreclose
Demonic people making the clown a scary face
Only deepen his woes, his profession’s a disgrace
Mr Clown wants you to love what he does
He enjoys making you laugh, creating a buzz
Show a little Empathy to the clown
Help him get rid of his sad old frown
He’s depressed and doesn’t deserve to be
Give him a friend and set his laughter free
In other news:
1. Join me for Mason Want’s to Know 03/05/2021 for a Fashion Question!
2. My story ‘Oracle Train’ is doing battle for a place in an anthology. Please come and vote for and support me at Purple Wall – Vote now and thank you for the support!
Have a great day!