career advice

so I tell my kids a story
a funny story from way back when

but instead of peels of laughter
a solemn silence fills the room

"I will never tell a living soul"
one of them says, her voice quivering

"Mom, are you crying"
the other one whispers and touches my hand

oh well, I guess stand-up
comedy is not for everyone

Poetry by Åsa Andersson
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Written on 2013-11-28 at 08:34

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
It takes years to realize that what seemed tragic as it happened actually was ridiculous.

i didn't understand jim's comment. so to speak, i think i didn't understand the poem neither

I hear it's a tough way to make a living, and it sounds like you had a tough audience.

But . . . probably good advice.

Chaucer Whethers The PoetBay support member heart!
Well anyway you gave it a try.

The following generations are notorious for missing the obvious punch lines in the previous generations anecdotal histories.

Also, there's always comedy classes online!