Tell Me Something Funny

James Homer Brown

James Homer Brown

Tell me something funny
I’m in sore need of a little humor
I’ve let myself get caught up
in a pervasive spiral of negativity
She who would be our Queen
has but rhinestones in her crown
He who wants to be our King
is in fact nothing but court jester
And we once intelligent voters
are ready to overlook their flaws
simply for the sake of a brand
Bulls will not stay in the pasture
just because they are our bulls
Woe be the neighborhood cows
who just happen to be in heat
Someone’s about to be had And
my brother it might just be US
I’m in sore need of a little humor
so tell me something  funny

“Well, life likes jokes; life is constantly making jokes,
even at the most 
inopportune moments.
Probably particularly then.”
~ Elizabeth McCracken


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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7 Responses to Tell Me Something Funny

  1. Donald and Hillary walk into a bar….and Peter and Paul padlock the doors.


  2. rivrvlogr says:

    Unfortunately, I got nuthin’.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I haven’t got anything either – and I think the dog is depressed as well…

    Liked by 1 person

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