The Poet & The Clown
I am ‘he’ said the Poet, striking a theatrical pose,
all you do is amuse !
I can paint in words, all the beauty that is a rose,
you’re a mere ruse.
No I am ‘he’ said the Clown, while doing a silly walk,
words are a chore.
I can make people laugh with all my nonsense talk,
you’re such a bore.
But I am so erudite and my poems make you think.
You’re dim and trite !
The fact is your tedious poems drive folk to drink
or run at first sight.
Gentlemen please there is a place for both within,
I am both Poet and Clown.
The two of you are but one and not some evil twin
but ‘I’ wear the crown!