Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Clown

Day 15
Use the following 5 words in your poem:  slash, button, mask, strap, and balloon. 

The Clown 

In awe, I wonder what he's like
under that painted-on mask
with the expressive eyes, big
red smile, and rubber nose.
Leaning in close,
he hands me my sword balloon,
and I slash it through the air.
My brother pops the strap
on his suspender and all he
gets is a pocket full of a lint
and a button.


  1. You did way better on this prompt than I could ever imagine doing. Ha! Afraid of clowns but this poem makes them seem so pleasant. Awesome work. :) <3

  2. The end result was way better than my original attempt, too. I tried to write about a mime, but the clown won out. I have to say, though, that mime is still hanging out in my head. Maybe one of these days he'll "speak"? to me.