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A Tear Behind A Smile

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Everybody experiences drama because it is a normal part of our life, however, there are others who opt to conceal there true emotions because they simply want to heal the pain through laughter rather than dwelling on its wrecking side effects. These intelligent personalities are well-known for their extraordinary ability to alter anyone’s blue mood into a colorful hue of joy. Some of them are known in comedy films such as Rowan Atkinson, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, among others while others goes anonymous and faceless, but equally share the same amount of wit and magical humor at the same time. Known for their big smiles & lively attitude, people of all ages love them. In fact, everyone invites them in almost all big events of their life.

I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments.

— Jim Morrison

The Clown

Fun & full of spirit, that’s what he is!
A joyful character; he doesn’t seem to know sadness.
His happy eyes seem not to know how to cry,
For he hide behind a big smile.
Yes, he is like that all the time.

His nose & cheeks tag along in hue,
So red –it seem a blush over a rendezvous.

Kids & grown-ups alike,
Were in need of his presence
For he is like a rainbow
Battling sadness with lively colors.

He try so hard to make everyone laugh
But, nobody knew the man behind the mask.

A man whose temples frown,
His wistful eyes seem to have abandoned the light.
He doesn’t shine at all.
But, nobody dared to ask him,
If he is doing fine
Or if he is okay.

They do silly things to eliminate your sadness, stress, and all things that hurt and exhaust you in the best of their abilities. Yet, in all their happy vibes shadows a drama of their own pain and sorrows. You may think that they are always in glow, but, the sad truth is that they also cry when life beats them in two.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Shing Araya

Comments

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 17, 2019:

It is well appreciated.

Shing Araya (author) from Cebu, Philippines on April 17, 2019:

Thanks all for positive feedback :)

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on April 17, 2019:

Wonderful poetry and a tribute to funny people everywhere. I love the Jim Morrison quote in the beginning. Jamie

Shing Araya (author) from Cebu, Philippines on April 17, 2019:

Yes they are, and nice to hear that. You are welcome.

Lorna Lamon on April 17, 2019:

This is a very touching tribute to all clowns out there. I remember the lines of a song once "The tears of a clown when there's no-one around." Your poem also reminded me of Robin Williams - I still miss his wonderful intelligent wit. Thank you for sharing.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 17, 2019:

Hi, Sunshine Tipod, clowns are medicine for the soul. I remember whenIclownbefore babes, their mothers can't control them. The spirit of the clown moves upon them and they become jovial! Thanks for sharing.