The fallen comedianI set my tie up straight
And walk onto my stage.
I welcomed everyone with a roar
To my weekly comedy show.
"My audience's numbers are falling like stock market rates".
But not a hint of laughter on their face.
Less becomes lesser every week
Show's not doing good lately.
But I do this for myself. I like to make people laugh.
So audience doesn't matter. I can still pull it off.
I started,"Stella the one eyed frog said..."
But their enthusiasm was long dead.
Some started to leave
Some already fell asleep
Some were on their phone
'Please don't ignore me anymore'.
The crowd that cheered during my act
Is now afraid to make an eye contact
But the artist inside me is hungry for applause.
I kept volleying jokes without a moment's
But no one laughed. They didn't even smile.
I felt my voice quiver as my throat went dry.
My feet felt light and my head felt heavy
Bathed in sweat and my vision goes blurry.
I stutter. I squeak.
I can no longer speak.
They were puzzled a moment ago. Now they're annoyed.
I guess it's because the show which they have enjoyed
Has now declined to nothingness!
It no longer distributes happiness!
With all my courage I throw another punch.
My funniest joke was returned with silence.
They used to roll on the floor laughing
Their eyes teared when they were coughing
It was indeed a sight to see
That's why I pursued comedy
My failure overwhelmed me
I dropped the mic to leave
I tripped myself accidentally
Fell down and hurt my heel.
Now they all burst into laughter at once.
I liked to make these people laugh
Now they mock me and they scoff
I stood up with my head hung low.
I can never perform comedy anymore.
Note: I know I keep posting my poems all the time. I've a very good reason why. I saw that since I've started posting poems, many had followed the same. I feel motivated and I motivate others too.
It's strictly educational too as people can develop better vocabulary and an artistic perception through poems better. Thank you for all those who.patiently read the lengthy stories I call poems.