A Clown of Fright

A Clown of Fright

A Poem by Marie Harrison
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A horror poem about a clown.

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Clown of Fright

How I long to stay awake,

just days after his circus wake.

 

I pinch myself repeatedly,

to keep from sleeping.

 

Wet tears steam down,

my face from weeping.

 

Horror greets

me in the night.

 

His laugh is light

and his skin is bright,

but his clown face

is a terrible fright.

 

He haunts me

in my dreams.

 

He sits up in his coffin

 and twists his head,

to stare at me and laugh hauntingly.

 

He’s my dead Grandfather.

A clown of fright,

scaring me in the dead of night

as I dream.

 

© 2010 Marie Harrison


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I am very sorry for this nightmare. I know it's hard not to dream about that, but you shouldn't. It is because dreams can kill you...and this is the truth. I liked this though. Thanks for sharing this. I liked it, but I just want to tell you that. I know it's hard, but you need to read or something to make yourself not dream that much. This is very good.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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There's recently been a whole talk-back session about the fear of clowns, on a radio-station I listen to. Seems it's quite frequent. On the other-hand, dreams, while they may at times not be pleasant, are an essential part of the minds 'house cleaning'; they're the way in which the 'psyche' tries to make sense of things. One way in which you can deal with any troubling feelings that arise in association with a dream, is to practice letting go any engagement with either the dream or the feelings. Just watch or observe them in a detached sort of way, neither resisting nor pursuing-meaning.

Oh yeh, and the poem displays a succinctness that is powerful … as others have observed, work at creating a structure that is clearer for the reader.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Did you really rhyme 'awake' with 'wake'?

I can't tell if this was supposed to have form or not. Some of it flows, some of it doesn't. Some of it rhymes, some of it doesn't. Some of it has structure...well, you get the idea. Clowns are enough to scare the crap out of a lot of people, and this certainly has a chilling air about it, but I just came out of it more confused than anything.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Pennywise did it for me....clowns are bad!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I personally am not afraid of clowns....but i thought that this poem was pretty freaky. I liked the twist at the end where it was ur grandfather. very good!!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clowns. Period. Give me a fright.
Interesting poem!

Posted 9 Years Ago


Confusing, the last bit. Then again, I've been sleeping two hours a night here at Eastern Kentucky University. So it could just be me...

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I am very sorry for this nightmare. I know it's hard not to dream about that, but you shouldn't. It is because dreams can kill you...and this is the truth. I liked this though. Thanks for sharing this. I liked it, but I just want to tell you that. I know it's hard, but you need to read or something to make yourself not dream that much. This is very good.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

bad dream nice write, great job well done

Posted 9 Years Ago


Bloody hell I hate clowns! They freak me the f**k out and I'm so angry at you for submitting this so I had to read it... I almost didn't... you're lucky. I breezed through it more quickly than I do most poetry so I can't critique it too much, but I paid attention to things like rhyme and rhythm. The rhythm is great, made it very easy to breeze through and still get the content and flow of it. The rhyme was a little off sometimes but overall it was good description and a good poem. The grandfather bit was interesting, a little weird but it certainly made it more creepy. God I hate clowns!

Posted 9 Years Ago


This was cool. It wasn't a consistant rhyming pattern, but it was still good. I personally am terrified of clowns, so this was interesting. Good job.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on June 14, 2010
Last Updated on June 19, 2010
Tags: Horror, Ghosts, Dreams, Scary, Death, Coffin

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Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA



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