Tag Archives: Clown

The Bridge

I wander alone down this road
My cart has one wheel that wobbles
What belongs to me is what you see
Don’t try to take it from me or squabble

Coming to a broken concrete bridge
The only way to get past the river
Up ahead a clown jumped up and down
Showing it’s safe but the river made him shiver

What do you see when you read
Two men at their end of their future
I see what happens when two men don’t heed
Who have nothing to show for their adventures


© 2013 Michael Yost 07/23


Sometimes closure slams the door
Leaving bloody stains on the door knob
With the big raven crying nevermore
Looking over your shoulder macabre

Clown blanc starts to sing; with tears forming
Standing by to ease your shoulders pain
With Mama Bates and son Norman
Who’s also watching the shower’s red rain

Wash away the pain of yesterday
Even the fantasy played its role
All my problems seem so far away
Now I’m tumbling down the rabbit hole

© 2013 Michael Yost 07/19

A Mark’s Love

You can’t keep me caged
I will to be free
You’ve got me locked
The Ringmaster’s key

What can I trade with?
With the jam side down
You’ve taken my wealth
Made me look a clown

Juggling my feelings
On a high wire act
You cut the net free
I see that you’re packed

What if I fall now?
Will you leave the stage?
If I reach the end?
Leave open the cage?

© 2012 Michael Yost 2/24