Clown Boy

Clown Boy

A Poem by Voice

Clown Boy

 

Little boy

Who loved to think

He liked Barbies

And the color pink

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Dresses were pretty

Makeup was cool

He didn’t get along

With other boys at school

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He walked around

Lips and nails painted

The nuns told his parents

His soul was tainted

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Poor little boy

They called him clown

But he never once

Let it get him down

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Until that oh

So fateful day

When the boys

Came around to play

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They laughed and squealed

With deviant joy

He was now

Their new play toy

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Smear on lipstick

Force on skirt

Take some pictures

Push in dirt

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Then they held up a mirror

So he could see

What they had always

Made him out to be

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Poor little clown boy

They thought he’d be fine

But he went home and killed himself

At the age of nine

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© 2014 Voice



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Tragic........heart rending, and having a transgender child who never fit in I see it here in your words, because they are different, they are targets and it brings misery and finally an end..........this really hit home to me, stunning flow and use of words.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Horrifically tragic - a life that ended even before it really began, and even more so since we all know that kids that age have only started their way of finding out who they are and where to go in life...
Yes so difficult to survive 'society's norm' when you don't fit in like a sheep in a flock...

Outstanding piece - extremely thought provoking and deeply touching.

Posted 7 Years Ago


This is so powerfully gripping... what a horrible tragedy it exposes.. How your profound words speak to us all.. the way we look at others and judge them.. how we can devastate a life with our words and actions. Truly so moved by your poem.. if only we could learn..

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Heartbreaking... very touching and sad. Simple short sentences almost like a child is telling the story, but powerful words. Is there anything more devastating than a child's suicide...??

Posted 7 Years Ago


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That is really tearful yet amazing. I adore your writing style and I believe you are experianced writer and you learn so quick. I have no trouble at all with boys having a interest in girl things. I really do feel sorry for this poor soul. I got bullied a lot when I was at school so I can relate to this. I hate people who destroy others so then they can have something to be proud of. Overall this is a very inspiring write

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tragic........heart rending, and having a transgender child who never fit in I see it here in your words, because they are different, they are targets and it brings misery and finally an end..........this really hit home to me, stunning flow and use of words.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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this is poigant and filled with a truth..that sticks like a knife in the heart..your rhyme and meter was spot on and it was a compelling read..very well done

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

that is sick with truth and emotion. I absolutely love it, but it tears me apart to know that this has probably been true time and time again.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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The ending made my stomach drop... People are so horrible to gay guys. I've had to lash out at quite a few people for my poor friend Nate. People can be so heartless. I love the way you put this together, by the way. 100/100!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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This was beautiful. There isn't much more to say, other than Barbie's needs not to have an apostrophe. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


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wow this is really powerful and sad. I like the shortness of each line and the consistent flow of the poem. Really nice piece

Posted 7 Years Ago


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