Funny Face

My Funny FaceByOscar Elizondo

My funny face
can make you laugh
if you care,
All you have to do
Is wait
And take a stare.

You will see my eyes
roll up and down,
And the laughter
makes it iook
like it came
from a happy clown.

My funny face
makes my work
a little strange,
I bring a smile
to those who need
a sudden change.

And the hair
that once covered
the top of my head,
Doesn’t grow
anymore
because the cells
are already dead.

My funny face
is painted white
and a tad of red,
It helps me
get hired
so my stomach
can get fed.

What I do
is no longer
a side job
like it used to be,
If only underneath
all this makeup
my sadness
you would see.

My funny face
has a shiny
red nose,
And my smiling lips
are painted
even though
my mouth is closed.

I dance around
and get the people
to play games,
Then I lead them all
in singing
happy birthday
to their names.

My funny face
is just a front
for them to enjoy,
And it makes no different
if it’s a girl,
or a boy.

I get paid
to make the crowd
come to their feet,
But deep inside
my heart is broken
from my own defeat.

My funny face
is wrinkled,
but the color hides
my sadden moods,
And nobody knows
the pain I endure
from the loosing
of my roots.

I am a clown
with a hidden past
and a joyous happy face,
Will somebody please
make me laugh
and do it
with kindness and grace!

Copyright © 12:38 August 16, 2008 Oscarelizondo

Funny Face

oscarelizondo

Harlingen, United States

Artist's Description

A sad clown always seems to have a happy face. He wishes somebody would make him a happy birthday party too, but he has no living relatives. Time is running out for him and he hopes someone will make him smile before he dies.

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