This is in praise of black humour for it casts a light on being human.

Have you heard the one...?

Have you heard the one about the man
Whose wife left him with a note saying
'Your dinner is in the dog'.

Have you heard the one about the man
Who went into a bar and said 'ouch' -
It was an iron bar.

Have you heard the one about the man
Who went into hospital for a check-up
And his doctor said 'I've got some bad news
And some good news. Bad news first, old chap.
We've got to amputate your left leg but
The good news is Mr Jones in the next bed
Would like to buy your slippers.'

Have you heard the one about the man
Who lost his job as a chastity belt maker
When the bottom fell out of the market.

You have, oh please don't cry, let me finish
On a lighter note, no not a squeaky octave, silly,
No listen up, Tarzan was walking in the jungle
When he came across a large swamp, out
Of which came a swirling mist. The mist
Formed itself into a beautiful, sexy girl.
The girl shimmied up to him and whispered
Into his ear: ' Methane, you Tarzan'.

There, I told you life's a gas!

Chris Fernie, 2009

Poetry by Chris Fernie
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Written on 2009-07-01 at 09:29

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Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
A friend of mine sends me very rude jokes by text - I' one of these people who always forgets the punchlines but I do enjoy a good joke - reminds me of student days, sitting in the sun, a few beers as we scrabbled coins to form a kitty

Elle x

melanie sue
Me too. Reading your work is always a lift. I love your witty English humour. :) Thank you

liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
Ach..You can always
lift my bad moods with
your witty English humor

I love the ending