by Kelly Emmett
What does belonging mean at Cornell when we clowns do not belong? What does inclusion mean at Cornell when we clowns are not included? Although others may disagree, to my knowledge Adam Kleinberger, a graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, has been the only clown at Cornell. A minority of one. Clowns are not included. Clowns do not belong. Where are the clowns? I implore you Cornell. Include us. Send in the Clowns!
Isn’t it rich?Are we a pair? Me here at last on the ground, You in mid-air, Where are the clowns?
Isn’t it bliss?Don’t you approve? One who keeps tearing around, One who can’t move, Where are the clowns? There ought to be clowns?
Just when I’d stopped opening doors,Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours Making my entrance again with my usual flair Sure of my lines No one is there
Don’t you love farce?My fault, I fear I thought that you’d want what I want Sorry, my dear! But where are the clowns Send in the clowns Don’t bother, they’re here
Isn’t it rich?Isn’t it queer? Losing my timing this late in my career But where are the clowns? There ought to be clowns Well, maybe next year