they came each Friday
well painted and wigged
garish colours they’d play

their role was to cheer
hospital patients and staff
with their foolish veneer

awesomely funny
song and laughter
resoundingly sunny

our day would lift
as they clowned about
their art a true gift

these healing clowns
based on Patch Adams
who erased many frowns

d’Verse, clown, Lisa – pexel photo