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Category: Funny Banter Poems
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  VILLANELLE OF THINGS AMUSING  

These are the things that make me laugh--
    Life's a preposterous farce, say I!
And I've missed of too many jokes by half.

The high-heeled antics of colt and calf,
    The men who think they can act, and try--
These are the things that make me laugh.

The hard-boiled poses in photograph,
    The groom still wearing his wedding tie--
And I've missed of too many jokes by half!

These are the bubbles I gayly quaff
    With the rank conceit of the new-born fly--
These are the things that make me laugh!

For, Heaven help me! I needs must chaff,
    And people will tickle me till I die--
And I've missed of too many jokes by half!

So write me down in my epitaph
As one too fond of his health to cry--
These are the things that make me laugh,
And I've missed of too many jokes by half!

                                                 Gelett Burgess.


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