Friday, July 18, 2008

Clowns in Space

Clowns belong in space,
Outer-space,
Greeting galaxies with asteroid balloons and cloud cotton candy,
Sore cheeks from cheap grins,
Insecurities hidden underneath face paint and a big red nose.

Imagine clowns in space,
Outer-space,
Performing cartwheel after worry-free cartwheel,
They sit with their legs dangling from the crescent moon,
Back and forth their red gloves sway as they greet the Apollo 13.

If Clowns made it to space
They would hold tight to their pinwheel toy rocket,
Tossing their 80 proof before they reach the atmosphere,
Pondering their identities in the solitude of intoxication,

Thinking about the big apple circus on a waning gibbous,
The clowns with cheerful yet dejected ear to ear grins,
Their silhouettes reflecting off the moonlit oceans on earth.

It’s a funny sight, clowns in space,
Outer-space,
Baby powdered faces with wide eye stares,
Pearly white smiles that portray happiness,
But nevertheless, they are frightened.

They consider a world without gluey-eyed children
Reaching out with their chubby fingers towards the popcorn and the elephants.
This scares the clowns,
So together the clowns stay in outer-space,
Forever.

9 comments:

Gina said...

This is possibly the most interesting poem I have read this year, just because the concept is so preposterous that it's absurd, and yet it is a very sad poem in some ways. This reminds me somewhat of the song "Send in the Clowns", not that the song is really about clowns, but because it has a happy title and kind of sad lyrics.

I loved the line "Pondering their identities in the solitude of intoxication"

Anonymous said...

Very good discription, it was a little weird, yet in a good way.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS THE BEST POEM IVE EVER READ IT IS SO AMAZING AND MAKES ME THINK SO MUCH I THINK YOU SHOULD WIN AN AWARD FOR IT

Maria said...

The first line is just amazing. It's a bizarre and intriguing statement that makes the reader extremely curious.

I wonder if you purposely said "cubby fingers" rather than "chubby fingers".

I love the images presented in this poem, especially "gluey-eyed children". That somehow made sense.

Jellybean said...

I agree with Gina about that line.. It's a very good, strong, upholding line. Did that make sense to you? <.<; Ehh heh.. I really liked it. A lot. It was glued to me memory upon reading it. I did get a climpse of it, the poem...But now that I read the whole thing over, I find it very... Ravishing. xD lmfao. Yes, very.. Pretty. :D ^_^

Anonymous said...

I AGREE WITH THE ANONYMOUS GUY THIS POEM IS AWESOME I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU CAME UP WITH THIS IDEA ITS OUT OF THIS WORLD... OR IS IT IN OUTER SPACE?

Anonymous said...

zach your the man...this poem is redunk
but serously its an interesting concept and a sophiticated point of view regarding what happens to a sinner who's guilt is overpowering...good job bro

Matt said...

zach ur the man this poem is ill

Anonymous said...

OMG LOVE IT SO MUCH
-LUKE