Re-Submission for d’Verse


If you can’t make jokes about crazy folks,

who can you joke about?

Crazy actions, crazy sayings, they’re ok I guess.

But not queers or retarded dears nor

blacks, browns, reds or yellows–

Hare-lipped. cross-eyed, club-footed

Hare Krishnas, holy rollers, jews and muslims,

they’re all off-limits, specially red necks and old biddies

and bastards, the lame and in-laws

and while poor white trash do cause me pause,

bleached blondes, fat folks, hearing impaired,

gods without humor and scary presidents do not.

But better keep me away from would-be poets!


About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 83 now.
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13 Responses to Re-Submission for d’Verse

  1. lynn__ says:

    We’re all so easily insulted, it seems. Just offer an opinion and somebody is offended!


  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    All of us crazy folk are left. Good question in the first two lines. Good answer in the last two.


  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    Well! That certainly rattled all the chains. Leaves us fairly speechless in fear of offending, does it not?? I love your humor.


  4. I actually think the you shouldn’t make joke about anyone but yourself… if we follow that simple rule we might reach a way forward.


  5. Nan Mykel says:

    Yes sir! Thanks for straightening me out.


  6. Grace says:

    If people are sensitive, then best to keep quiet then.


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