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Some humor is not quite as funny.
It’s salty, not sweet as pure honey.
It’s whimsy and wit,
And some laugh a bit
For they find this humor is punny.

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photo by Billy Frank Alexander at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mlKx9Ey/Monkey

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© Dennis Allen Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2017.

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…………….The Lady Of Fashion

I know what I’ll wear if there’s smoke in the air –
I prep for it with a hot passion.
I cannot be caught like a babe – unaware;
For I am a lady of fashion. 

The touches I add will bring praises by all
(For frills, I am filled with compassion):
White lace and white gloves and a pink parasol,
For I am a lady of fashion. 

In case of a fire, I’ll escape in great style
Though faces around me be ashen.
I’ll stroll down the steps with a red carpet smile.
So said the grand lady of fashion.

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photo by drow at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mWyqkOy/fire+escape

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

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English: Hostess Twinkies. Yellow snack cake w...

Twinkie, Twinkie, golden bar,
Hostess brand has fallen far –
Bankruptcy, about to die;
If Twinkie follows, some will cry.
Twinkie, Twinkie, golden bar –
Will we wonder where you are?

Prim and proper cheer and shout;
They hope you won’t be about;
Spoilsports decry your chemicals,
And say you aren’t nutritional.
Twinkie, Twinkie, golden bar –
Will we wonder where you are?

If no Twinkies, no defense
For men who eat them, lose their sense;
And those bad men will face their crime;
Go down death row or do their time.
Twinkie, Twinkie, golden bar –
Will we wonder where you are?

I had a Twinkie ere I sat
To write this poem – look where I’m at!
I did it on a sugar high;
Tis Twinkie’s fault, not I.  Not I!
Twinkie, Twinkie, golden bar –
The bard has fallen very far.

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Photo by Evan-Amos

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Third stanza – The term “Twinkie Defense” originated from the trial of Dan White, who shot and killed San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and supervisor Harvey Milk.  The widespread misconception is that the defense argued that White’s consumption of Twinkie’s affected his judgment and he thus shouldn’t have been accountable for the murders.  In reality, a defense witness testified that White’s consumption of Twinkies was evidence of depression, the grounds for a diminished capacity plea.  White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, not murder.  See: http://www.snopes.com/legal/twinkie.asp

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

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I’ve decided to torture my readers once a month with my wacky sense of humor that sometimes comes out in a poem.  This is that once a month.  When I started this as a new post, I wrote at the bottom of the poem, “Sorry, but sometimes I just can’t help it.”  I’ve decided to move that line to the top of the post and talk a lot about almost nothing to wind up with enough words at the top of the post so that all the poem (since it is a wee poem) isn’t visible to begin with.  Now, THAT is deliberate torture.  🙂

   A Wee Poem

         Wee!
         Wee
         as it
         began,
         a pome

         Wee!
         Wee
         as it 
         grew,
         like foam.

         Wee!
         Wee
         as it
         went
         to Nome.

         Wee!
         Wee
         as it
         halted
         its roam. 

         Wee
         Wee
         Wee
         all the
         way home.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2011.

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