Humor is the order of the day.

     These past few days have been a time of solemn remembrances, and I for one, need a boost. No, not the extra/extra ‘Caffachino latte,’ or the ‘double Jamocha,’ (Beth Ann) with twelve sugars, or whatever it is that people are drinking today for a pick-me-up. No, I need some humor. How about a couple of short ones, (I can hear the grateful sighs.) I will start with a thought I had the other day.  “Is Purgatory, God‘s Pre-Release Center”? Well anyway, here are two poems I really hope you will enjoy.



Chivalry they say,

has passed away,

and given up the ghost.

Not true I say,

it did not die,

it’s merely comatose.


                                                                 Jack Downing

                                                                                                   Sept. 2010


No Excuses

I’ve been beaten and battered,

and I’ve had bones shattered,

held together today, by a pin.

But, those things don’t matter,

for all, of the latter,

don’t explain, the shape,

that I’m in.


                                                                                                   Jack Downing

                                                                                                   Sept. 2010

Note: The shattered bones and pin placement are pure fiction. The rest of it though, is truly make-believe!


About poemsandponderings

Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to Humor is the order of the day.

  1. Beth Ann says:

    You are too much……:-) Thanks for the levity.

  2. Chris G. says:

    Surely we’ll find a way to wake that chivalry up again one day…

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