The Eight Clown Commandments.
1. I will keep my acts, performance and behavior in good taste while I am in costume and makeup. I will remember at all times that I have been accepted as a member of the clown club only to provide others, principally children, with clean clown comedy entertainment. I will remember that a good clown entertains others by making fun of himself or herself and not at the expense or embarrassment of others.
Clean clown comedy
Can such a thing exist
When cream pies alone
Are too much to resist
I read in the manual
Self deprecation is the way to go
Unfortunately I misread
And added self defecation to the show
It is a fine
A CLOWN’S PRAYER – Author Unknown
As I stumble through this life,
help me to create more laughter than tears,
dispense more happiness than gloom,
spread more cheer than despair.
Never let me become so indifferent
that I will fail to see the wonder
in the eyes of a child
or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged.
Never let me forget that my total effort
is to cheer people, make them happy
and forget – at least momentarily –
all the unpleasantness in their lives.
And, in my final moment,
may I hear You whisper:
‘When you made My people smile,
you made Me smile.’
Senryü:a clowns (other) prayer
spinning plates and knives
and all those balls in the air
I’ll pray for my face
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