2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge 25

Prompt: Write a serious poem


I have a problem with serious

It’s nothing all that mysterious

I prefer humor any day

Than dwelling on sad, whiling away

Feeling sorry, feeling bad

I’m not really into sad

Take the news…please

Henny Youngman used to say

That’s sure to ruin your day

Think positive…I heard a rumor

To relish it with a sense of humor.


Henry “Henny” Youngman was a British-born American comedian and musician famous for his mastery of the “one-liner”, his best known being “Take my wife… please”. Wikipedia. Born: March 16, 1906, Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom



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