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Life's A Joke

*** Let's take a short break from politics and technology, shall we?

Life's A Joke

by: RJ Marmol
If it's anything amusing, I would laugh as anyone would Roll on the floor, heck, laugh my guts out if I could! Be it fine, about wine Be it yours, be it mine We laugh at the fellow who can't read the sign A riddle, a rhyme, a look or a style A stutter, an accent, a behavior -- let it not beguile There's more to raw humor if you walked it a mile A prose poem like this or an essay like that We laugh at the ugly, we ridicule the fat The poor man rain-drenched on a mat, The pretentious idiot in his shiny, new flat Such a sport, such a vice A hypocrite afloat his fancy boat lies Warm and happy under rented blue skies Oblivious of the storm brewing in his eyes Delusions of grandeur Comparisons of the spectacular The last days are near To decimate the insincere Because a joke is a joke, even if it's on me And a lie is a lie, though untold you see How funny, how amusing, such a luxury maybe To laugh at yourself -- an ingrate on his knee.