You’re Havin’ A Laugh – A Villanelle

YOU’RE HAVIN’ A LAUGH

So you think it’s easy? Bloody hell!
This challenge went out (sadly, no money)
to squeeze some humour from a villanelle.

Why not have a go? It’ll soon begin to gel.
You’ve always liked being funny,
so you think it’s easy. Bloody hell!

This nonchalance is bogus; Can’t you tell?
I s’pose I could try for something punny,
to squeeze some humour from a villanelle.

It’s thinking cap on; thoughts rush about pell-mell
like some amphetamine-fuelled Easter Bunny.
So you think it’s easy? Bloody hell!

But you just can’t fail with a personal smell
and the heat of an Australian outback dunny
to squeeze some humour from a villanelle.

It may not exactly be Dylan Thomas, but well …
I’ll get there. Pass the bottle, my honey.
So you think it’s easy – Bloody hell! –
to squeeze some humour from a villanelle?

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* http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5796

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About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on September 8, 2013, in Poetry, Villanelle, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I deff know it’s not easy or funny : /

    Liked by 1 person

  2. delightful go at a difficult form to write .. made me smile 🙂
    groetjes, Francina

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Very difficult form – well done!

    Liked by 1 person

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