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A Time When Humor Pales

Updated on May 12, 2017


A little humor never hurts in most circumstances,

A tickle now and then is just fine in its allowances.

Just too much seriousness is bland and is boring,

Some folks in the swamp, you may catch snoring.


A giggle and a snort may relieve all of the tension,

It's even been known to relieve a bit of dissension.

A ha-ha and hehe, when timed just right a blessing,

Even helps influence the guilty in a little confessing.



Then there are the days when humor takes a leave,

This is a time of all seriousness, not used to deceive.

Getting right onto it, leaving off the polish and shine,

Where faking, subtle remarks, amount to just a whine.


Abiding by rules and laws of the land is a proper take,

Forgetting nonsense, annoyances, not have any break.

A responsible move, the cold hard truth, is appropriate,

This a concentrated surge, and not a time to abbreviate.





When the dog that bites and the bees do sting,

That cottonmouth hissing, survival bells all ring.

The old gator riled up, his snaggled teeth gleam,

A serious proposition, time to pay attention, team.


We put our faith in the leaders of our swampland,

Depend on them to follow through, all understand.

The wise old owl, fierce Bob cat, and mighty Heron,

When failing to do their jobs, time to get a care on.





We need to remember what has made our swamp so great,

The early leaders of this place, forefathers, we all appreciate.

Now, as time grows short, not to get respect, is inappropriate.

The majority, the critters to rule, a democracy never to deviate.




Time to make new decisions fellow Swampers...look out for those gators and snakes...
Time to make new decisions fellow Swampers...look out for those gators and snakes...

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    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      14 months ago from The Caribbean

      Great message! There is a time to laugh and a time be serious. "Appropriate" is the key word.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful poetry and just love that frog.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      14 months ago from United States

      Yes it is time to cut the playing and get serious. Blessings my friend. whonu

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      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A fine poem indeed. I tend to seemingly cross the boundary with to much fun and games.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      14 months ago from United States

      Yes, Jodah, my friend and we do need to all be more vigilant. Many blessings. whonu

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      14 months ago from United States

      Thank you Coffeequeen and many blessings on this fine day. whonu

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      John Hansen 

      14 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes, whonu, humor has it's place but everyone has to face up to what is really happening in the swamp eventually and take things seriously. I pray for your country, and others.

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      Louise Powles 

      14 months ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a great poem! And I love the pictures of the frogs too.

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