Fascinating clowns of all sizes and shapes
Fill the green- and pink-striped circus tent
Talking and giggling amongst themselves.
Some smiling, others with eternal frowns
Painted on their cartoon-like faces.
Now it’s time for the show.
Each one runs this way and that
In comical confusion and anticipation
As they hop into their tiny cars,
Red, green, purple and yellow,
Vehicles of hilarity and joy.
Now they drive around in circles
And honk their respective horns.
Doors open, they jump out,
Tangled up in knots like fools.
One trips over his own feet
While another squeezes his big red nose.
The finale is the toppling tower,
So they climb on each other’s backs
To create a pyramid of colorful clowns.
The topmost one raises his white-gloved hands
High in the air and waves energetically.
His glorious moment has arrived.