Send In the Clowns – Friday Music Prompt #50


Everything reversed
Injustice is fair
Poverty street for old billionaires
Send in the clowns

Doing the crime
Power does no time
Beauty queen covered in rivers of slime
Send in the clowns
Each one of them clowns

Just when I thought
They would be caught
Finally thinking that life might
Give true report
Seeing that entrance again
With civility strong
What was then said
Everything’s wrong

It’s just a farce
Don’t you agree?
Innocent people go down
Criminals go free
I guess here are the clowns
There’ll always be clowns
They’re all we can see

Nothing to learn
Nothing to fear
Just go to sleep till its done
Don’t see it clear
The rule of the clowns
They should be brought down
Well maybe next year…..

With apologies to Mr Sondheim, written for :

About Helen

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17 Responses to Send In the Clowns – Friday Music Prompt #50

  1. “Helenvalentina, this is brilliant parody, satire and just too damn true. Maybe next year! Start the revolution! That’s so much for participating — a fantabulously funny, poignant and true contribution,” she exclaimed, :)ing

  2. Whistles!! this is absolutely gorgeous writing 😀 such a powerful cadence throughout this poem.

    Lots of love,

  3. Michael says:

    Fantastic Helen, loved your take on the song…..hope you are doing well in wet old Sydney tonight…

  4. kim881 says:

    Well done for such a brilliant parody! As Kristjaan likes to say on Carpe Diem, Chapeau!

  5. One of my favorite songs and you did a marvelous job.

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