Poems

Frogs, a poem by Red Skelton, recited by Clem Kadiddlehopper

Frogs, a poem by Red Skelton, recited by Clem Kadiddlehopper




Frogs. Frogs. Frogs, they are everywhere.
Frogs. Frogs. Frogs croaking fill the air.
Louder. Louder. Louder is their blasting blare
and there’s no silence in the night. (more…)

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Red Skelton painting of Freddie the Freeloader, titled "Hold that Tiger"

The Circus – poem by Red Skelton

The Circus – poem by Red Skelton

Red Skelton wrote this poem in honor of his father, a former circus clown, whom Red never knew — Red’s father died two months before Red was born. ¬†Years later, a young Red also clowned in the circus — at the very same circus where his father had performed years before. (more…)

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Janet "Jellybean" Tucker

The Clown’s Prayer





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

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