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Sunday, December 16, 2012


Here I am in patched colorful dress;
with a red round nose and a big painted smile,
flaunting my fake expressions and people laugh;
on my joke and the way I act for a while.

The world looks dangerous from the stage;
I carry the burden of the dunce cap,
nobody looks beyond the fakes;
I know I gotta smile even if I got a slap.

I am a joker, I make people laugh;
they pay me for what I make them feel,
and I get paid to hide my sorrows;
pretending I am on my way to heal.

I may have a funny face;
and I make others laugh so deep,
but nobody makes me laugh in return;
when I am hurt and secretly weep.

They come to see me make them laugh;
a ticket and few hours is all it costs,
I laugh even without any reason;
no matter if I am going through the worst odds.

I am a joker, I make people laugh;
the day I’ll tell them my sorrows they’ll leave,
this is how this world works;
so I don’t wear my heart on my sleeve(s).

~Shreya ♥
P.S.1. My creation, please do not copy!!
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P.P.S. Image: Google


  1. Sigh - we all are somehow. That's a beautiful poem.

  2. When you laugh the world laughs with you, but when you cry, you cry alone, Shreya!

  3. Very touching poem Shreya! The ability to make someone laugh is a wonderful gift. But, if our sorrows become someone's pleasure, That's unbearable!
    Beautifully written!

  4. Shreya,

    What may be going on in the mind of a joker brought our so realistically. Indepth perception.

    Take care


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