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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Coulrophobia, A Fear of Clowns (Rated: Gross and Horrible)

For Magpie Tales with Tess Kincaid
WARNING:  THIS TRIO OF LIMERICKS IS DISTURBING AND DISGUSTING.
APOLOGY:  I WRITE WHAT COMES TO MIND.  THERE WAS NO JOY IN THIS WRITING.

John Wayne Gacy liked young boys
He played rough and then destroyed
Promises lured them inside
Gacy gave them a ride
And Pogo was filled with joy

Thirty-three he did whack
While forcing them on their back
Ropes or boards at their throats
Gleefully, cheerfully, he did gloat
No one knew he was a maniac

Finally caught way too late
Under his house graves did wait
Hauled to jail and tried for murder
Gacy was a multiple disturber
By lethal injection he met his Fate
Perhaps the most chilling image of Gacy of all
(Chicago Tribune)

25 comments:

Helen said...

No joy in writing ... I took joy in your creativity!!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I lived in the area when this was happening and when he was arrested. No joy.

Country Gal said...

I don't mind clown but cant stand dolls never could they freak me out Chucky I still can stand to this day !! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

A Quiet Corner said...

I may never smile at another clown!...:)JP

Mama Zen said...

Yikes! Frankly, I think they are perfect for the picture!

Björn Rudberg said...

I know I always hated clowns.. but this made my nightmares worse.

Rommy said...

This sounds like something small children should be chanting at the beginning of a horror movie. Dang. Creepy but well executed.

Kenn Merchant said...

This is why people have a fear of clowns.. just joking. It does kind of make you wonder whether a child is safe or not at a circus because clowns are one of the many attractions there. I always enjoyed watching their slapstick comedy. There are bad touches out there everywhere of all shapes and sizes, just need to be on edge all the time when a person looks at your child I guess. Pretty sad now that I think about it.

Brian Miller said...

ugh. stomach turning to think of...
and thus why so many are afraid of the men behind the paint...

Namrata said...

I didn't know any such thing existed out of movies. Disgusting. But can't blame too. He was a psycho and this was his pleasure. Uggh! Feels like throwing up.

Kutamun said...

I think you really drilled down here, Gail , and i like what you found...thanks for sharing ! .....together we can destroy the cult of posituve thinking that threatens our civilisation !

Linda Wildenstein said...

you masterfully wrote of a horror that is unspeakable. But you found words to tell of it so well. I too take joy in your talent. xoxo Linda

Berowne said...

Stark, powerful writing...

Keith's ramblings said...

Wow, you said it like it is.Good on you.

Michaele said...

I had never heard of this man and read the whole story. Now I will never forget it and you must not have either!

Sketching with Dogs said...

That's horrible - not your poem, what he did to those boys.
A very powerful poem and chilling image.
Lynne x

Karen S. said...

You see it's boobs/bad guys like him that give clowns a bad name. Thank goodness I only follow the Happy Clowns. Still my daughter (horribly afraid of clowns) I have no clue why, she hates any and all of my clowns. Boo-hoo, because I have some really cute ones. Truly!

Wayne said...

I like it..welldone

SuperLux said...

Clowns could be freaky but I'm not scared.

You still write so beautifully here. :)

Helena said...

I hadn't heard of this guy but googled him - quite brutal. Poem portrays him well

Tess Kincaid said...

True stories chill to the bone...

Magaly Guerrero said...

Creativity is wild; and some days, she has to stick her hand in nasty places. I'm sure that at least one person who reads this would benefit from learning about the atrocities committed by this monster. And you showed it to us in poetry--the handler and teller of all things.

My Magpie entry

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I don't trust clowns..underneath the paint they can be anybody! Hee hee!

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Nice take I know all about Gacy but didn't think about putting it in a poem. Well done!

Michael said...

there is evil in the world. no doubt about that

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