Red Noses and Sad Frowns

There are good clowns and bad clowns 

In yesterday’s nightmare, a big bad clown 

Trampled everyone in my friend’s hometown 

He wore a big Red nose and a big sad frown 

Destroying every peaceful thing around 

When his big red shoes kicked the ground 

The world’s worst fears were then found

To be in the hands of a bad Russian clown  

Ivor Steven (c) March 2022

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

37 thoughts on “Red Noses and Sad Frowns”

    1. Thank you Ingrid … far too sad .. here down in Geelong the sadness etches an extra frown in my soul each day .. it’s 3.00am .. and I wake with tears in my eyes 🥲☮️🌏

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  1. When I taught in DC many years ago, students were terrorized by a “clown” as they walked to and from school. They started walking in groups for protection. Many nations are standing together now against a very bad clown, I hope they run him out of town.

    A heartfelt and relatable poem, Ivor! ❤

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  2. So sad and so horrifying…especially for the children, the future. 😦 Such a powerful important poem and post, Ivor! Thank you for writing it and sharing it. I think it’s one of your bestest!
    That song always makes me cry. Such an important song.
    Too many bad clowns out there in the world. 😦
    PS…grateful for good, safe, fun, kind clowns who just want to make people smile.

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    1. yes .. I must apologise to all the goodie clowns … and the was a brand new version put on YouTube yesterday .. i was lucky to find it .. Thank you Carolyn for thoughtful comments … Here is a Nick Cave song for you .. 🤗🐶💛☮☮

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