Send in the CLOWNS and the CHILDREN
The world needs laughter -- more than ever, now.
Send in the clowns and the children, let it be
Their faces, innocent and clear, their eyes
That hold the hope we need, their open hearts that see
What is good and wise and true.
Send in the clowns.
Behind the paint and makeup there is truth.
Send in the children, whose open laughter
Stemming from their innocence and youth
Has not yet been jaded by their contact
With the world, but is still bright and clear.
Yes, send in the clowns and the children --
The world has need to keep its faith with all that is most dear
With the young and the wise -- for the clowns
Have the wisdom to see beyond the folly of small men
And the children still have the innocence to laugh
And heal the broken world again.
Cornelia B. Furbish
In Memory Of --
July 18, 1913 - September 17, 1997