Saturday, January 07, 2017

967 - Defensive Positions

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: 

hateful, incorrigible and gaping.

Defensive Positions

That’s what they have called me—
For telling ‘Dad jokes’.

Jokes let me escape
From the harsh realities
Of a hateful world.

That dark, gaping void
Between what the world presents
And what it should be.

And so I tell jokes.
If that upsets some people—
They can call me names.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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  1. Faced with laughter or tears, I don't have to think hard before making my choice. And look better laughing too.

  2. The only name I call you is Artist.

  3. Name callers will call... who cares about them!

  4. This crazy time we're living in certainly provides enough material. The world's a joke.

  5. We all need comic relief - and perhaps the greatest accomplishment is to be able to laugh at ourselves, as well as with with others. Keep the jokes coming. We are the better for them! :-)

  6. Laughter is the best medicine for these times, my friend. Such a gap, indeed between here and what the world should be. Getting wider with every news report.

  7. We do nee the laughs... but these days I feel too many believe in stand-up comedians.

  8. yes, I shall call you names. like J. and Cosmo. and most of all, Newbery

  9. Its all a test of tolerance. You have to be mad about a person to tolerate bad dad jokes. You will know your supporters by those who remain silent stifling a quiet grimace:)

  10. What is, and what should be. I could use more jokes.

  11. think we're all running out of jokes to break through the cloying haze zigzagging around us

  12. Good for you. My husband does the same thing to fend off our entire familiy's 'hate' for MORNING.
    I dig a practical poem.


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