Monday, April 1, 2013

Who's the Fool?

Who's the fool?

The person 
who is 
all wet 
or 
the person 
who squirts 
the water?

Who's the fool?

The person 
who discovered 
the rubber cockroach 
in her cereal 
or 
the person 
who put it there?

Who's the fool?

The person 
who is 
terrified, 
tricked,
and tortured 
in the name 
of "fun" 
or 
the person 
who finds humor 
in another person's 
discomfort, 
fear, 
and pain.

Who's the fool?

Happy April Fool's Day?

4 comments:

  1. I like the repetitive question - there is a darkness in this poem, for some of the tricks played today can be rather mean. Good to remember that.

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    1. Thanks, Tara! Yes, I've been the recipient of an April Fool's prank or two when I was little and it never felt very good. I personally like funny jokes, not mean ones. =)

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  2. You're the first to even mention April Fool's Day, Bridget. I've had fun in the past on this day, but you are looking at another side of it. Terrific repetition to emphasize!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Sometimes jokes at another person's expense is not a joke at all - it's bullying. Just sayin'. Hope your day is prank-free! =)

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