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The Clown

310. The Clown

I sit on the ledge

by chapel windows

bright colors surround me

but I can’t shake the sadness

the woman talks of weapons

and finding another way

talks of two bullets

made every year for each person

on the planet

what a waste

I’m just a clown

and when the sun pierces through

the red and blue and yellow

and clear panes of glass

I sit and mull it over

it should be simpler

it seems to me

to know by now

the killing doesn’t work

I felt a woman cry

when she saw me

because there was another

Gentle One who couldn’t

get them to stop either

they still think it will work

the guns and the deaths

and a bullet for everyone

but that Gentle One

and I know that

what works

is loving

we’ll keep sitting here

on the ledge of the

chapel windows

maybe others will see us

and know the difference

between the dying

and the loving

© Copyright 2012 by Ann Freeman Price

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