Tuesday, 6 September 2011

GROAN

I am not fond of
Enforced jollity.
Jokes hang in the air
With their expectant pause -
The space where I am supposed
to
laugh
now.
My laughter,
usually throaty
& infectious
regularly
rises
unbidden
in inappropriate
circumstances,
lies
stifled and
unresponsive
to humour
that harbours
an
anticipated
outcome.
Sadly, your
comedic efforts
were
wasted on me -
your
captive
audience
of
one.

8 comments:

  1. This is just so brilliant, Pen. You definitely have a real talent. Wish I could write like that!

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  2. What wonderful words and work - I love this (so true ;) and your art piece directly below as well. Wonderful idea to use a thrift frame! Thank you for your sweet comment and have a great weekend, xo

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  3. Ohhh so true and a brilliant verse. you are very talented
    hugs June xxxx

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  4. always amazed at what and how you convey your thoughts dear Pen...I am not good with 'forced' anything :)
    oxo

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  5. this is a brilliant verse and i like your art below very much

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  6. You write beautifully penny x

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  7. Your poems are so emotional and have so much depth. Amazing and such a joy (or not, depending on the theme) to read. You have the gift of transporting me into the world about which you write and that must be the aim of any writer. Wonderful x

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