Posted by: Ron DuBour | January 28, 2018

Funny Thing~by Paul Lenzi



Funny Thing


“Cynics” by Tom Fedro

when did the laughter die
nothing funny to tickle the heart
or lift the face into a smile

unamused by the defects of age
in a world grown so solemn
it chokes sense of humor

what day did the cynic arise
with an eyeful of unhappy tears
belly bittered by uprising bile

mirth a memory cobwebbed
a rattling dry empty husk
figment of distance from youth

where hides the joy with its
shudders of pleasure at being alive
perhaps it was all an illusion



From my book Human Waters


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!

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