A Funny Association

The Eight Clown Commandments.

4. I will remove my makeup and change into my street clothes as soon as possible following my appearance, so that I cannot be associated with any incident that may be detrimental to the good name of clowning. I will conduct myself as a gentleman/lady at all times.

Senryü: transgender clown

I may be a clown
But I’m a gentleman first
And lady second

Play the fool, joker, jester, tool
With that we are all cool
But sully our name
Bring the house to shame
And there’ll be only yourself to blame

Juggling by association
It’s all in the hand and eye
While I may partake in the action
The facade is a lie

The blood red nose
And the silly string it blows

A coated face
warpaint of a hellish race

That exaggerated smile
so murderous and vile

I tremble and quake
with every step those giant shoes take

And how I cower
beneath the threatening lapel flower

The fear is real
coulrophobia is what I feel

noun RARE
extreme or irrational fear of clowns.

That one clown joke everyone knows:

two cannibals are eating a clown, when one cannibal turns to the other and asks…
Does this taste funny to you?

Weekly Theme:
International Clown Week
August 1-7

43 thoughts on “A Funny Association

      1. i have a son who is affraid of clown. He’s very educated and intelligent, but he still fears the clown. I blame Stephen king for this, If he hadn’t written IT, my son might have run away with the circus.

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    1. Thank you, very kind of you to say. Considering I’m a bit of a clown it still goes to the team. I probably wouldn’t be as funny in person 🤔 maybe clowns are funnier when they aren’t physically able to touch you.


  1. Funny and terrifying in equal measure my friend – as all of your commandment pieces have been this week.
    I wouldn’t say I have coulrophobia, but I have always found clowns deeply unsettling. I think it’s the shoes 🤔🖤

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    1. Thank you, but the commandments are not mine. They are official rules set out to performing clowns.
      Funny, I’ve always thought of the shoes as wasteful. I think I’m more concerned with clown apparatus than the clowns themselves. A bucket of water turning to confetti. Witchcraft! 😉💚

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    1. Thanks, for sticking in there Secrets.
      It’s a long week to focus on clowns. I was the class clown if you can believe it 😏 you too?


  2. These clown posts have been very entertaining Mouse! 🤡😁 I know plenty of folk with that fear of them, it’s very real indeed! I am particularly enjoying the clown commandments. 😁👏

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  3. Shit you trying to frighten me with a pic like that M? I’m clinically coulrophobic…..

    Why am I so late? I fell asleep over my keyboard. Do two glasses of wine do that?

    I’m familiar with playing the fool but what’s this playing the tool about ?

    I suffer coulrophobia
    A rare disease I have
    Unique I am to have this
    It drives me to the lav

    Didn’t know that did ya M…..

    Excuse..gotta run..your pic’s done that…shit

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    1. Apologies. I found it rather rousing 🤔
      I pass out with my phone in my lap mid sentence only to finish the message hours later. Usually 2 or 3 am.

      That’s quite the response to an image.
      Definitely a rare side effect. Do people literal shit themselves at the sight of clowns?


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