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A Humorists Lament

Updated on November 25, 2013

Depressing really,…

The realization that humor is dying a slow death by starvation

Not for hunger of good jokes, good banter, or quality repartee…

But malnourished of the IQ with which to digest it all

Difficult actually….

Resisting the urge to scream at people who need cliff notes for knock-knock jokes…

The self control required to not act on the impulse to slap the stupid….

Restraining myself… maintaining my composure

Stunning really,…

The number of calories that self control should burn…

My daily workout should keep me trim and fit

Throwing words and phrases about like heavy weights..

And for others I provide a tremendous workout it seems

Causing them to open dictionary and thesaurus…

Crank up those rusty literacy skills kids….

To decipher the insulting arrow slung from my bow

I’ll try so very hard to keep them to < three syllables

Knowing rare few will find them laughable

The target more often than not throwing down books

Preferring to cary the chip on their shoulder instead

However you get your workout is of little consequence to me

So long as I could help you along in your lessons

From which you learn so very little yet complain so very loudly,….

Telling me that I have a sense of humor that most do not get

And I taste my own blood not saying to you

Only the stupid,… only the stupid

Revolting really….

How we’ve exchanged humor for hyper-sensitivity

No longer able to laugh we instead scream

Cry fowl, thump chests, parrot talking points

Gut wrenching,….

what passes for humor among adults was once considered childish

Now the children laugh at us

Depressing really…

Having a brain in a world which values it so little

Might as well of given a Porsche 911 to a 12 year old Amish child

And marvel at his profound sadness not being able to drive


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    • John MacNab profile image

      John MacNab 

      6 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

      You live in the middle of freaking nowhere as well? You're right about the decline in humour/humor. I think it has become an endangered species; that's the only reason I can think of when I have to explain...'it's called irony, OK?' Or when my wife has to tell someone that I'm being sarcastic. Nice one stclair.

    • stclairjack profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from middle of freekin nowhere,... the sticks


    • jhamann profile image

      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      7 years ago from Reno NV

      There truly is no humour in what you speak of...Well written. Jamie


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