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Analysis and comments on Cloony The Clown by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 8 of 138, added on May 1st, 2005 at 11:17 PM.

This is such a sad poem. But really, those of you who are talking about how
you cried and all are really reading, VERY deep. I think it's mostly just
ironic. But who am i to speak? I didn't write it. This is just my personal

cylvie107 from Bolivia
Comment 7 of 138, added on April 27th, 2005 at 7:39 PM.

I think this poem is very, very sad. I mean I started to cry and people who
work with me had to ride in a boat (so many tears) I mean I am a clown for
a living. Don't make much pay and live in a dump, but this story reminds
everyone that clowns matter too and they have feelings just like other
humans. I mean not all clowns are as funny as me, but this is horrible,
WOW!!!! I can't say anymore. Clowns here at Sea's Open Circus unite and
are very happy with our jobs and with our family. Over and Out Cya!!! Bye
the way, come 2 my circus and get a free water!! Love Ya!!!!!

The Super N's from United States
Comment 6 of 138, added on April 27th, 2005 at 5:51 PM.

i thought that was going to be a funny poem but it turns out to be really
sad tramendes things happened

Heather Edwards from United States
Comment 5 of 138, added on April 5th, 2005 at 6:50 PM.

Those of you who said this poem is funny need to reread. It's not funny at
ALL. It's heartbreaking!

Comment 4 of 138, added on April 2nd, 2005 at 11:01 AM.

That poem was really funny!!!!!! it made me lol (laph out loud) well i g2g
(got to go!)

Megan from United States
Comment 3 of 138, added on November 16th, 2004 at 11:19 PM.

that was cool i really really liked it it was funny and sad lol (laugh out
so yea

sarah from United States
Comment 2 of 138, added on September 16th, 2004 at 12:05 PM.

I almost cried when I read this poem. It makes me so sad to hear that
people disregard others feelings sometimes for their own enjoyment.

Comment 1 of 138, added on August 28th, 2004 at 11:11 PM.

This poem really got my thinking cap going. Many times people laugh,
carelessly handle the feelings of others, and react inappropriately to the
plight of other human beings. When this happens, I wonder if the "world"
is really paying attention to what is and can happen to our society -
especially to the disadvantaged.


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Information about Cloony The Clown

Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: Cloony The Clown
Volume: A Light in the Attic
Year: 1981
Added: Apr 22 2004
Viewed: 1199 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 12 2004

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