Walterrean Salley

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A Sad Comedian - Poem by Walterrean Salley

He became rich from
Making others laugh, but he,
Within, only cried.

(A Senryu)


Comments about A Sad Comedian by Walterrean Salley

  • (11/7/2016 4:37:00 PM)


    Thanks to each of you for your kind remarks. I had no idea (To my shame) that this poem was recently featured as Poem of the Day. I only learned from your comments, and was gratefully surprised.

    My acknowledgements and appreciation, with humble thanks, is to ‘Poemhunter’ for its consideration.
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  • Electric Lady (10/30/2016 12:10:00 AM)


    Most comedians have a beautiful story to tell through their times of struggle. Thanks for sharing such a reality. A beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • (10/29/2016 11:43:00 PM)


    A great thought provoking and meaningful senryu. Heartiest Congrats on it's member poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris (10/29/2016 11:30:00 AM)


    Nice write. Reminds me of Robin Williams. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (10/29/2016 10:08:00 AM)


    Every human, some time or the other in life faces dilemma of this nature. How ever much it may be ironic, not easy to laugh off. An excellent Senryu on a real life scenario. Congrats for being the member's PoD. X (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (10/29/2016 6:54:00 AM)


    Well played the cry of human nature. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/29/2016 6:40:00 AM)


    What a short piece but a kilometric meaning.... congrats for being selected.... (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (10/29/2016 5:56:00 AM)


    Valid. This is written from deep thought and reality. Many can relate with this poem. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (10/29/2016 4:09:00 AM)

    So often true!
    It's a tragic fact that many comedians are not happy. As a prime example, I was shocked when Robin Williams committed suicide.
    Congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day!
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  • Rajnish Manga (10/29/2016 2:52:00 AM)


    This is ironic. A person who makes us laugh through his performance on stage is not always happy. Thanks for sharing a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/29/2016 2:20:00 AM)

    Way of life
    Life is like that at times! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Mantu Mahakul (10/29/2016 12:14:00 AM)

    Deep
    This tiny poem has broad and deep meaning. Making wealth and becoming rich has vision of many at present and they do not look after their action is right and wrong. Unrighteous practices of gaining wealth is bad and gaining wealth by righteous path is good and through this we gain virtue. Committing sin makes us cry. Such a rich person cries while there is sin. Sin follows through pain and agony. Thought provoking poem! ..Congratulations for seeing your poem as the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Melissa Patty (1/3/2016 5:48:00 AM)


    Amazing three liner! (Report) Reply

  • (7/12/2012 12:58:00 PM)


    Could have been Red Skelton.A brief yet descriptive view of many comedians, I hear. So much
    in 12 words
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 11, 2011



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