Tell Me Jokes That Make You Laugh – Written October 2010 (Aged 35)

Tell Me Jokes That Make You Laugh

will she step into this light
find another room,
turn on this redundant light
will she pack a picnic
could she fly a kite –
high into the morning sky
could she be my party –
waiting there just to say, ‘surprise!’
could be the year –
that i think exists
yet i have not found
could she be the up –
to my puzzlement which looks down
are any of us lost,
are any of us ever truly found?
will she tell me –
with sincerity in her eyes
what it means to be held
as you pick up shattered pieces inside
will she tell me –
what on this occasion i have won
will she hand me the giant cheque
will we ever get anything done?
will she surprise me with new found light
and candles by the bath
show me the ways not yet gone
and tell me jokes that make me laugh

James Garratt – October 2010

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I am a 40 something sometime writer. I live in the South West of the UK but originally I am from Essex.

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