Mary owns a bakery

So plump and doughboy round

She likes to check out movies

For there's no one else around

She drives an old Toyota

That's seen it's better days

The horn has been broken

The radio never plays

Mary has many pets

Two dogs and lots of alley cats

And one used up circus clown

Pees off the porch out back

She likes to take her pets for rides

Sometimes they go downtown

To the city parks where her dogs

Dump upon the ground

Joe was Mary's brother

He was killed in Vietnam

She has a younger brother

But it's been some time

Since he's been around

Once Mary got an offer

To run the Library on the green

She procasternated till too late

They gave the job to Mr. Clean

Mary had a boyfriend

But that was long ago

Now she eats buttered popcorn

While the movies roll on and on

A cat purring on her lap

Two dogs sleeping at her feet

It's another Sunday morning rising

And that clown gives me the creeps

  • Author: swingline (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 15th, 2017 03:35
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 60


  • Goldfinch60

    Good fun write. Clowns are not always funny.

    • swingline

      Thank you Goldfinch , especially old ones that chew tobacco .

    • orchidee

      Good write S. I parted company with a too-modern hymn, when it said 'The Clown of Glory tumbles in the way'. What rot, I thought!

      • swingline

        Yes that does not sound kosher at all !

        • orchidee

          Verging a bit on blasphemous too, what?!

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        • Augustus


          • swingline

            Good morning Augustus , and I hope that smile extends to you all over .

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