It’s been said that if we try to laugh
The world will laugh with us too,
And I have always believed in this
So will mostly smile in all I do.
Because we must try to laugh at life
Even if we are losers or the winners.
Whether we’re tall, short or maybe thin
Or those who never missed any dinners.
But it does always seem to be the case
That a smile or good laugh is catching,
So, then it makes us feel much better
When our troubles we are despatching.
Talking of laughter and humour I must mention the wonderful people on my “humour” book front cover hanging off my Jesters hat in “baubles, bells or balls”, whatever you choose to call them?
You may recognise my mate Mick S from previous photos, and surely the lovely Liz P of Seabreeze Cleaning & Sandra Da Silva of her Pink Spaghetti P A Services from photos as well.
The other smiling lady is no less than the sublime Sylvie Blackmore, star of BBC Radio Sussex & Surrey, who actually and kindly “volunteered” to go on my cover. You most likely have heard us talking on her excellent Sunday afternoon show, where I have happily “guested” many times. Thanks to Sylvie and all of you brave “Bauble or Ball” souls😀!
Continuing the laughter theme then, but not so funny if it has happened to you, especially recently, but from my eighth book “Poetic Seeds to Fruition” (a list of all my books is at the end), comes Bogged Down.
A visit to that smallest room
Where you normally go alone,
Or maybe have a secret tryst
With your precious mobile phone,
Can now be laced with dangers
That can wreak havoc on a soul,
If carelessly or without intent
You drop the mobile in the bowl.
For no matter how quickly acting
To get this important item back,
From its soaking down the toilet
And any motions you now lack,
Will not prevent serious damage
Caused by water, before unseen
And sadly now dawning on you,
For there’s nothing on the screen.
So you desperately try to save,
This minicomputer with its store
Of contacts and information,
Which unhappily show no more.
Now extreme measures are needed
Although some are not too nice,
For common myths suggests it helps
If you smother the phone with rice,
Before wrapping it up very warm
And putting it in the airing cupboard,
To hope for a little miracle of joy
A bit like Old Mother Hubbard.
But eventually with a heavy heart
You now have to accept the fate,
Of dropping the phone in the bowl
And trying to rescue it too late.
For mobile phones and toilet seats
Don’t make a very happy pair.
Thus you have learnt a hard lesson
Not to take your next one there.
Because another phone is needed
To survive in this day and age.
So ensure to take great care of it
And prevent another toilet rage.
Our poor mobile phones, as dear to us as diamond rings perhaps, yet we treat them with distain, lose or dop them until we realise just how reliant on these we have come to be, and repairing or replace them is both aggravating and expensive, so take good care with them.
Another much ill-treated or abused commodity are our glasses, again mainly realised when it is too late, as of this next poem, called simply glasses, and again from my 8th book.
I can’t remember the time exactly
That I had to wear glasses on my face,
And whilst admitting I didn’t want to
I put them on the required place.
For many people must succumb
To the need of help for their eyes,
And like many things in older age
It should come as no surprise.
But having glasses causes problems
If you don’t always want them on,
Because you may have varying sight
Depending on what part has gone.
Thus if only wanted for reading
You may not wear them all the time,
And just leave them lying about
Which may become a sort of crime.
For if not treating those glasses well
Perhaps leaving them on a chair,
Can have disastrous consequence
If forgetting that they’re there.
So I must admit to some failures
When taking my glasses off again,
If not needing them for a while
And thus began a habitual refrain.
For if taking them off without care
To put them in a nice safe place,
You will soon learn the little lesson
About on your face, or in a case.
Because although it was a nuisance
Going up and down like a fiddler’s arm,
If they were then tucked safely away
They couldn’t come to any harm.
So after ill-treating many glasses
That needed emergency repair,
I began to realise and understand
To treat my glasses with more care.
But I guess because I’m human
I fall into occasional disgrace,
For when all is said and done now
I don’t like them on my face.
The good and bad of mobile phones and glasses described in jocular and poetic mode there, but if suffering any of those incidents described, I’m sure you’ll find that it is no laughing matter?
JOKE TIME THEN:-
1) Did you hear about the M & M who went to night school as wanted to be a Smartie?
2) A new local gym has just had to close already. Guess it just didn’t work out?
3) I have only just realised that fish go to sleep on the riverbed!
4) A new exercise for lazy people is called Diddly Squats
After a gap of about two years due to Curse Covid etc, I am again on Hailsham FM Radio this Saturday November 6th with the excellent Simon Herbert at 11am – 12 noon, chatting, joking and reading some poems. Oh, and of course as per there will be a lot of laughter too…
I am now continuing to get more bookings, gigs, dates and arrangements etc to promote and sell all my books, (TEN published in all now and in only about 8 years), so I continue to lead for others to follow, often imitating but never duplicating me, The Psychy Poet lol! My latest book “Laurie’s Bundle of Poetic Humour” was produced by myself and the brilliant James Harvey, my website Guru & Publisher, in about a MONTH. C’mon lol Keep OOooooooop” 🤣
Ted & Beth, YES, we’re waving everyone, especially to the younger element and King Henry the First, (hope you are better young man), and their new Auntie S B too, and shouting out that they have a whole amusing section on them in my latest Humour book! Just HOW could I possibly leave them out? 🐻🐻
Closing now, but as habit is dictating for all you lovers of, and generally loving, romance fans, here is “Rain Dance” from my naked “behind the towel” Book six, “Poet Reveals All”..
I saw you on the dance floor
And it seemed like it was raining.
We all felt we were getting wet
But no one was complaining,
As you went through your moves
Of your sublime sensual dance.
For everyone gaped spellbound
In their own erotic trance.
For me though it was eerie
As I had seen you in my dreams.
Knowing you would come sometime,
Least that’s the way it seems.
So I felt that you were here now
For only me, and me alone,
And now I had to find resolve
To reap what I had sown.
Because I believed you heard
When I was calling out for you,
Although I didn’t know your name
I knew my dream would come true.
So I stepped boldly forward
And scooped you in my arms,
Relieved to find you dry
As I was dazzled by your charms.
Thus now we are a pair
Though we often become as one,
Brought into a stark reality
In our world of constant sun.
But It’s a wonder how I knew you
From my dreams fleeting glance,
Showing only rain-soaked movements
That made me take my chance.
The end of a slightly earlier out Blog then, BUT as ever thank you all SO much for your kind support, comments, compliments and general encouragement, so please feel free to comment at end of this in lol COMMENTS section, C’MON Debbie B, lol try HARDER please 🧡
Thus, as always, The Journey Continues with LAUGHTER, love, romance, Bears and most importantly, YOU guys🧡🧡🧡
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More Poetic Views of Life
Reviews of Life in Verse
Life Scene in Verse
Life Presented In Verse,
Poet Reveals All (in your world).
Poet Reflects Your World
Poetic Seeds to Fruition
Our World in Verse
Laurie’s Bundle of Poetic Humour
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