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The Enigma of Hope

October 6, 2009
By ZoeHasADream BRONZE, Federal Way, Washington
ZoeHasADream BRONZE, Federal Way, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm Nobody! Who are you? Are you Nobody, too? Then there's a pair of us- don't tell! They'd banish us, you know." --Emily Dickinson

A lonely clown, he stands quite still
His lonely smile would make you chill
His painted face smiles on for days
Yet no one comes to see his plays.
An audience of no one's there
Yet still he waits beside dead air.
The empty vaudeville theatre rings
With silent longing sadness brings.
Time goes by, dust coats his tears
With streaming eyes, he counts the years
But wait he does, he waits on still
Hope is much too hard to kill.

The author's comments:
This entire poem, for reasons unknown, was inspired only by the sound of a church congregation respectfully standing up after the sermon.

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on Nov. 4 2010 at 12:56 am
Artistic_whirlwind BRONZE, Tuwila, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"An artist is a person who can look at something, see what no one else can see, and make it plain to everyone their discovery."~unknown

THis is not your normal everday poem an that's exactly why I love it!

on Nov. 1 2009 at 3:17 pm
Doug-e-fre$h GOLD, Mission Hills, California
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Favorite Quote:
I'm Lady Gaga, and i want your soul

Dude! i love this poem. I love depressing things. Thanks! you totally made my day with this poem! :)