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Where Has My Sense Of Humour Gone? (Poetry)

Updated on December 4, 2016


Where has my sense of

Humour gone?

Has it left for another home?

Like when a neighbour feeds your

Cat!

STOLEN!

I'll soon deal with that!

I'll look for someone

With a knowing

Smirk,

Eyes that twinkle, and

I'll not shirk from

Telling them to

GIVE IT BACK!

But they'll tell me, please

Do not attack,

Just because

Laughter, I lack...


So did you leave of

Your own accord?

Did it seem like too much

Work?

Finding funny things to say

When trials of life get

In the way?

I'll look for you

All the same,

I'll the climb the highest

Mountain

And shout your name...

(Oh no, you haven't got a name

I'll call you George!)


...And shout out

GEORGE!

Come back I'll say,

Don't let life get in the way...


Or maybe,

You're just hiding

George!

The jokes on me,

And now I see

As I take the time,

That "George" is silly

It doesn't rhyme!

Never mind!

Just come back!

I need a larf

And I ask not just on

My behalf,

But for everyone

Who knows me well,

They miss my smile

And the tales I tell.


And so a joke

To cheer things up!

And bring my

Sense of humour

Back!

Here goes....


Why did the one legged clown leave the cheese circus?

Because he couldn't get his stilton!


LOL

Sorry!

A little bit

CHEESY!

I know...

Maybe that's why my

Sense of humour

Did go!

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you thumbi7!

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      JR Krishna 4 years ago from India

      Beautiful

      I enjoyed it. Thank you

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi Colin, chatting with you always makes me smile, and this was lovely to wake up to this morning. The sun is shining, I have a nice cup of tea and I'm very happy to be back here on on hp! I hope you're not working too hard, it's 7.40am here on the riverbank in England and I am sending hugs and warm wishes straight back at ya! :-)

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      How true is that statement dear Jennifer - "don't let life get in your way."

      I have always loved the fresh spontaneous way in which you write and this wonderous piece in which I am returning to has a life all of its own almost like a transcript from a radio show where it's in the power and the effectiveness of the words that carry everything else. Hubbravo once again and always hang onto your sense of humor although I know some days that may seem impossible.

      Well this was my highlight at the Hub today - hanging out with you again and I am sending 3 big Canadian hugs from Colin, Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel at lake erie time 7:40pm canada and off to work in a bit and after I come home (it's a hour's drive each way) I always enjoy a couple of beers and some music and I shall toast to your good health and happiness

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi Epi my friend... thank you so much for your lovely words! Thinking of you with beer and onion rings (yummy) as I head off to work... a little late at 10.02 am but it is the weekend Goddammit! lol all the best and good energies coming right back at ya, Jen

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ....lovely Jennifer - you just let it all hang out in a poetic stream of consciousness - and it's so you - and no one else is special as you - just remember that!

      Listening to a Hank Williams Sr. tribute album - (love the old man)

      and drinking a strong beer in your honor and eating onion rings - as an after night shift treat and sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 5:59am ontario canada

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      At last! a sensible comment with a practical answer to my question! Now I know where to look, thanks Docmo.... I've been so worried..... Oh hang on.... It's a joke isn't it?..... YOU'VE GOT HIM! He's been kidnapped! "Don't worry George.... I'll do whatever it takes to get you back...." Docmo you ol' dawg you.... *giggles*

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      I've just heard from your sense of humour, Jen. He says he has taken the name of Sumwat Mislade and is living in a Buddhist monastery in the Andes ( don't ask). He says he is upset that you seem to do quite well in making people larf even without him. He is learning to find himself with the help of a long necked goat like animal. He says he tried to ring the chief Buddhist monk but must have misread the telephone directory. He says he rang Dial-a-llama. Awesome poem!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Kamelesh, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Best wishes from the riverbank in England, Jen

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Lovely poem - very entertaining. I like your style of writing and I must read your other hubs. Keep up your good work Jen!

      All the Best, Kamalesh

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Bravewarrior, thank you for reading and commenting. I think you're right that you're sense of humour doesn't get lost, but it can be hard to find sometimes! All the best, Jen

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Jen, you cannot lose your sense of humor; it's impossible! It's like losing the sense to breathe. Those who have it have it for life!

      I must say, tho, I chuckled about the neighbor's cat you feed. My neighbor leaves home for months at a time and I feed her cat. I have 3 indoor cats of my own, so I don't let Triscuit in my house.

      Her mom has been home for two months now and Triscuit won't go to her when called. She thinks I'm her mom, although I won't let her in the house. I feed her. I love her. She's claimed kin to my yard. Her real mom finally sent over a 20 pound bag of food for her. Sad, but lesson learned: don't forsake those who depend on you!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Mhatter99... Thank you! All the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      always exploring, great, thanks!... I actually think maybe it was George's influence... maybe he was here all along! All the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Nell... my secret twin it would appear! LOL :-D Some days you just feel like screaming eh! I'll tell George to pop round.... All the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      kashmir56, thanks! All the best to ya... Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi LaThing, thank you! All the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi Jan! Thank you! I can feel my smile returning.... :-)

      All the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi Bill, and thanks. It's true, without laughter we'd all be crying or something.. ( I love that joke too...) All the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you NatalieSack, "You can come home now George.. I nailed it!" :-).... Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Carriethomson, thank you... I think we can all suffer from a loss of humour at times, but the joke helped :-D

      All the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Darrylmdavis, I hope you had a nice lunch, because it would appear George went on holiday! However, he has promised to return, and I'll send him your way! :-) All the best, Jen

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Very entertaining. Thank you

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      HaHa. It's so damn easy to lose our sense of humor, but when i read this i can laugh again..Loved it Cheers

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Lol! I know just where your coming from! I lost my sense of humour today! the darn electricity kept going, and my pc kept turning itself on and off! arggggh! lol!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Awesome poem, so nice and fun to read !

      Well done !

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      LOL. cute Jen! Love the way you wrote it..... Fun read, and nice flow. Awesome!

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      Fantastic! What a beaut! Well done Jennifer this is 'blinkin marverlous'!

      Jan

      Voted up!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Gotta be able to laugh, or this whole thing called life can be overwhelming. Well done; loved the cheese joke!

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      NatalieSack 5 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      I like where you choose to make your line breaks. It creates a pleasant rhythm.

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      carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      this question itself tells everything....where is my sense of humour gone?? and you have added more gist to the poem by your sense of humour....

      thanks you such sweet poem

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      Darrylmdavis 5 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      A perfect lunchtime poem. :-) When you see George, tell him he was doe at my place a week ago! ;-)

      Voted up :-)

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you dghbrh for your very kind words, and the votes! :-) I fear that as we speak George is rearing his ugly head again.... this could get messy! ;-)

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Wonderful way to portray a total different attitude about many things. I see depth here. Has George came back after this hub? waiting to know for sure. And yeah dear very good attempt and its not cheesy at all rather very nice one. I enjoyed every bit of it as it has such a nice flow. All my votes up and away:-)