Sunday, February 22, 2015

Send in the Clowns for Magpie #259

Garish red lips beckon seductively,
Collecting supplicants hither and yon.
Always taking, never giving, empty.
Bon vivant pretender, disguised still;
Costumes, veil, egos hide insecurity.
Not tonight, I'll spend my tokens elsewhere.


Blogger SuyashJ said...

ha! i just loved the ending :D

11:03 PM  
Blogger Robyn Lee said...

I can relate to the last sentence!

11:43 PM  
Blogger Rommy said...

Very funny and wise denouement

7:32 AM  
Blogger Berowne said...

Sharp and quite pleasing; well done.

9:56 AM  
Anonymous keiths ramblings said...

...and I don't blame you - I'd do the same!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

... love we went in similar directions with the challenge! Great write, spare yet packing quite a punch.

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good !

3:44 PM  
Blogger Karen S. said...

Great idea, I'm with you too!

5:17 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Sometimes it's best to leave those tokens unspent.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

luv the shift of the last line
much love...

2:26 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Nice. I'm terrified of clowns, so I totally get this.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Helena said...

I'd be off elsewhere, too!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

Run away...

12:05 PM  
Blogger Abigail Michael Boyle Blount Fallin said...


2:16 PM  
Blogger Amelia Googles Sharon-Stein Wilson said...


2:54 PM  
Blogger Matt Jerry OffenSend Kivatinos Nusimow said...

egos are inner doubts,
this line does make sense.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

In a very sad (but true) way, your poem reminds me of dear Robin Williams. Such smiles, such a gift for evoking laughter... such sadness where it counts.

My Magpie entry

1:22 PM  
Blogger Christopher Kerry Scott Sophie Johnson said...

spending tokens else where, that's an option which works without changing the masters.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Layne Gerald Wade Cutts Hansen said...


11:30 AM  
Anonymous joseph said...

there is always dust to collect,
amazing poetry.

11:31 AM  
Blogger The Purple Treehouse said...

a clever take on that image.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Rachel Gloria Mayer Walsh Schapiro said...

fooling around is sad and hurting,
but we are all fools and being fooled at the same time.

short lines, powerful message.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous kora-leah meet gaust wilson said...

lighten up, see the day.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Marissa Biden Sergey Christina Murphy said...


10:53 AM  
Blogger Catie Mead Williams Handcock Robinson said...


1:17 PM  
Blogger Lucinda Goce Bristol Tamhane Sahakian said...

powerful one.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Pat-Mather Brown Gordon-ceton said...


9:23 PM  
Anonymous Baylee Zach Layton Flecher Pichette: said...

glad to see the flip side of the game.

9:23 PM  

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