Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Clown's Poem

I recently stumbled upon something called The Clown's Prayer or Poem and since the last thing I would ever want to do is support or encourage religion I'll refer to it as the The Clown's Poem. It has been around for years and apparently is quite well known(it's rumored that Chris Farley carried around a copy of the poem in his wallet) so I found it odd that I had never heard it before. The poem is simple, sweet and Anonymous - which is an antiquated idea.

Quotes are no longer Anonymous in our culture because everyone wants their fifteen minutes of fame. Everyone wants their own show on the E! network. Everybody wants their words to go viral and everybody wants to be "retweeted"(follow me on twitter @idolizingclowns). So without further ado or self promotion(Like us on Facebook)...

The Clowns Poem

As I stumble through this life,
help me to create more laughter than tears,
dispense more cheer than gloom,
spread more cheer than despair.

Never let me become so indifferent,
that I will fail to see the wonders 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 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."

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