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Analysis and comments on Cloony The Clown by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 12 of 182, added on November 17th, 2005 at 9:01 PM.

This very good. Help me english better. I feel very emotionall and
depprressed. It feel in my heart. Thank you.

-Shanamabad Jehru-Al Kazeer

Shanamabad Jehru-Al Kazeer from Tonga
Comment 11 of 182, added on August 27th, 2005 at 4:23 AM.

I too was under the impression that this was going to be another one of
Shel's silly, side-splitting poems, but boy was i wrong. This has got to be
one of the most amazing sad poems i've read in a while. The incomparable
Shel has done it once again. :)

Rez from Bangladesh
Comment 10 of 182, added on June 5th, 2005 at 12:30 PM.

This poem is very sad, and I think that it makes me feel motivated to treat
people kindly, especially when they are vulnerable.

katie from United States
Comment 9 of 182, added on May 26th, 2005 at 7:00 PM.

This poem greatly moved me. I think the sexual innuendos were perhaps TOO
blatant at times though.

John from United States
Comment 8 of 182, 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 182, 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 182, 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 182, 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 182, 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 182, 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

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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: 1606 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 12 2004

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