Tears of the clown
a smile !
It permits pause between jokes both good and bad
it’s no carnival mask behind which we hide,
but it is a heavy drape so no one sees the sad,
and is not easy to pull aside.
The clown’s a good sort,
putting on his shows
humour is his only thought
that and the pain he knows.
Smiling always, never a frown
there run the tears, the tears of a clown.