To have a sense of humour

autumn

Humour is dead.
This is not funny.
Laughter has ceased.
What was the Joke?

Hilarious, you laugh.
Slapstick, you laugh.
Satire, you laugh.
Comic, you laugh.

Those who laugh at themselves,
see the humour.
Those who cannot,
have forgotten how to laugh.

To laugh at something funny.
Not to take offense, to see the humour.
If you cannot see the humour,
To refrain to dissect, probe and analyse.

Just the mention of Bob Hope,
and laughter bubbles out spontaneously.
The era of laughing without fear,
of getting the punch-line, has it died?

A multiracial people in distress.
One race telling jokes about another,
is dissected, probe and analysed.
Such jokes have become taboo.

A land of different religions and culture,
where once laughter was heard often.
How silent we have become.
Mute, for jokes can be offensive.

This age of being politically correct.
So as not to offend any particular group.
Weren’t you thought to mind your “Ps and Qs”.
What do you say, is humour dead?

By C.E. Pereira
(10-11-2015)

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Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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