Say No To Clowns

Red Nose Day

What are your thoughts on clowns?

I love clowns and still remember feelings of excitement when, as a young child, the circus rolled into town. Sitting at the ringside watching them with their large feet and red noses, driving square wheeled cars and wetting audiences with their buckets of confetti. What more could a young boy ask for?

Clowns appear to be having a hard time at the moment with movies like Stephen King’s “It” and the series, American Horror Story. But relax you Coulrophics out there, today’s post isn’t about the joy of clowns, it’s the opposite and a journey Down Under to one of my favourite places on the internet, the “Say No To Clowns” blog, written and hosted by the talented Vanessa.

Some of you may already be aware of Vanessa’s blog, but for those of you who haven’t been there it is well worth a visit. Her self-description of being, “just a girl standing in front of a salad, asking it to be a donut,” gives you an insight of the humour, mind bendiness (is this a real word) and talent on offer with Vanessa’s brand of writing and poetry.

What I love about her work is she squeezes every ounce out of a post and the title, tags, art, music and writing all come together to give your brain a good workout. Vanessa’s poetry is the kind you need to sit with for a few days and her posts always draw you back looking for another clue or another piece of the jigsaw. For an old Detective they are a blessing, a bit like pulling the pieces together in a complicated case.

I could go on all day about Vanessa and her writing, but rather than wasting time reading me blabbering on why not pay her blog a visit and discover the magic yourself.

Here’s the link – Say No To Clowns– have a great Thursday.


I have always loved clowns!!!!! 🤡

I met a clown 🤡 who is a volunteer at a local hospital. In my estimation, he is not a very good clown. He’s too quiet and too serious. I always try to tease him, tell him a joke to try to make him laugh, try to get him to smile more, etc. I think he thinks I’m too silly and too aggressive. In fact, I think he’s afraid of me. HA! 😛 I’ve noticed sometimes when he sees me coming down the hall, he takes off. 😀 Ha! Oh well! 😛 He’s not the first clown I’ve out-clowned! 😀

I went by Vanessa’s site to read and leave a comment. Thank you so much for sharing us with her! 🙂

HUGS!!! 🙂
PS…Those killer clowns on TV and in the movies…hmm…I think they aren’t getting enough hugs.

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OH! I forgot to tell you…I ❤ your Red Nose Day poem, Davy! It brought laughter! 😀
Oh, and I meant to say, "for sharing her with us" NOT "sharing us with her"! :-/ o_O

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Davy! You are so generous! This made me laugh, too! And I am afraid, my self description was stolen from Facebook, but I do have that as a footnote LOL.
(Your other poem you linked to as well, thought I would mention that for a number of years our family home was in a town called Piccadilly 🙂 )
Thank you so much for all of your support, and your friendship. I greatly appreciate it.

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    It is a pleasure Vanessa and a small thank you for the hours of fun and thought provoking your writing has given me. I knew there was a reason why I was being prodded to post the poem. I hate to think how much of my life I spent travelling on the Piccadilly underground line whilst living in London. A happy and blessed Easter to you and your family.

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Venessa is the best blogger here. Not only is she enormously talented but she has a heart of gold. I agree one hundred percent with you , Davy. I am glad you did this post on her. Kudos to her.
Clowns are fun. I think as a child when I headed to her circus , the clowns seemed more interesting.

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I love Vanessa’s work. What a nice gesture to feature her work on your blog. Clowns used to fun and funny until TV and the movies changed their persona. Love your poem and the sketch.

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Thanks for the link to Vanessa’s great blogsite, Davy.

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