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The Poems: It's Looking at You (February 20, 2009)

 


Photo: Don't know--found this image all over the web, but can't find the photographer

OK, nothing creepier than an abandoned theme park. This is from an abandoned theme park in the town of Pripyat. It was set to open, and then the Chernobyl reactor disaster happened. What does this image make you think of? The first scary movie you saw? Your daughter's 4th birthday party at Circus Pizza where she cried and hid from the singing clown the entire time? The rusty Toyota Corolla you worked two years at Burger King to buy? If you'd like to play, just choose any topic this image makes come to your mind and write a quick 15 Words or Less poem. Your poem doesn't have to describe this photo. The picture is just a jumping-off point. Here are yesterday's poems--boy, we are not big fans of clowns, are we?



FunLand

The happy gate
to your dreams of excessive pleasure.
Wait.
Don't leave.
See my smile?

--Pat Schmatz

 


He may be old--
skin flaking
hat askew
hands trembling
but never
without a smile.

--Diane Mayr

 


He still smiles

Remnant of destruction
Still smiles
Hope never gives way
To pessimism

--Jeeves

 

 

Apparently,
The Abyss takes many forms,
Some hard to predict.

--Lydia

 

 

Too bad
So sad
All grown up
Dad
Be calm
Sing psalm
I’m pregnant
Mom

--Kelsey

 


Sometimes
Clowns
Can be
Down
Right
Scary!

--Dara Dokas

 


Birthday!

Billy's party was a blast!
When Mom came, though,
she was aghast.

--Cindyb

 

 

Rampage

Bloodthirsty tears
rain from abandoned hills.
A smile escapes, exemplifying
the likelihood of another rampage.

--ofirasephiroth.blogspot.com

 


The Clown

I should like him
But I don’t.
Glad to see him
On the ground broken-down.

--Judy

 

 

Hard Times

The carnival arrives,
children swarm
carnival leaves town
This time,
The town left the carnival

--Rick Wainright

 

 

Clown Graveyard

Ancient shrines neglected,
castrated by new pantheons,
without money changers the flock disperses.

--stu pidasso

  

hurry, spring!

metal monster
waits for
promised beauty

nature doesn't care
who comes to visit


--Susan Taylor Brown

 

 

if a clown
falls
in the wasteland
will anyone laugh?

--Kathy Q.
wordsrmylife

 

 

mushroom
clown
crumbling
down
to rust,
why wait
for weeds
to inherit the earth?

--Kathy Q.
wordsrmylife

 

 

hidden behind
my painted smile,
frowns,
searching for happiness.

--Marianne H. Nielsen

 

 

Revisions

Said the caterpillar
to Alice,
I have improooved the poem...
Don't you like it
better?

--Diane M. Davis

 

 

Rollercoaster Corpse Found In Local Wood

20th century humans
had not yet distinguished between
fun and fear.
Little has changed.

--John Mutford

 

 

Roller Coaster's Last Ride Into the Sunset
..........
"Not! Yet!"
..........

Laughter, screaming,
urine, sweat,
vomit, gas, Jim's cigarette
Now they ride the... internet

--Pamela Ross

 


Who Could Trust a Face Like That?

Face somewhat resembles joy 

Bad nose job,
Botoxed forehead,
Mad grin

Do not convince me

--Laura Purdie Salas


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