We cover up by laughing


I enjoy sitcoms, I laugh.
I read the funnies, I laugh.
Humour is a big part of me.
Humour tickles my funny bones.

Funny, humourous jokes.
Brings on laughter.
But not dirty, bad jokes.
At another’s expense, it hurts.

Jokes at office meetings
can cause anxiety to a staff.
A colleague the butt of a boss’s joke.
Is this construed as harassment?

To be the joke at the office
can lead a person to dark thoughts.
To tell jokes about someone
Is to laugh at them, not with them.

Jokes that poke at religion.
Words of prayer that is changed.
To substitute with distasteful ones.
Is it blaspheme?

Jokes with double meaning.
Sounds innocent yet sexual in nature.
At first the laughter is enjoyed.
Soon it leaves a dirty taste behind.

Cruel and hurtful jokes are spiteful.
To cause another to cry.
A joke meant to embarrass is bad.
A joke taken to far to be funny.

Humour in fun is laughter shared.
To laugh without fear of hurting.
A joke can backfire. No one laughs.
Taboo jokes should be shelved.

We tend to laugh
no matter what the joke.
From embarrassment or amusement.
We cover up by laughing.

By C.E. Pereira


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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