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Funny Thing...

A funny thing happened on the way here
I can't remember what it was
I think I stopped to have a beer
That may be why or maybe just because

I followed you to Laughter Street
There was no other way to go
And because you lost your feet
I laughed at you, you know

The way you fell upon your bum
In an awkward, funny dance
Made me think of a person dumb
With fire in their pants

You hopped and skittered all around
Like a dancer in a fit
Because of you, I think I found
The way to laughter's wit

But now it's over and I find
With chuckles and a grin
I really think I've lost my mind
This poem, it can't win

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I think it's funny watching others fall as long as they don't get injured. Ever noticed that no matter where you are and whether anybody is around the first thing a person does after they trip or fall is to look and see if anybody saw them?lol. Indeed a few years ago I slipped on a muddy spot on a hillside about a mile from nearest road. Thought my knee would kill me but first thing I did was look around hoping nobody saw

Ain't that the truth? Never wish to see anyone hurt, but it sure can be funny.
I love to see them fall after skating around on the ice or in a slippery spot of oil or something. Thanks for stopping by. ~ Gee.
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lol wonderful!
And top marks for rhyming. I nearly lost my balance reading this. Geezer I have fallen a few times and trust me even I laughed! This is really a gorgeous poem that will also remind us about the time it happened to us, And indeed after a few beers we can also meet the floor lol
(break a leg my friend)
ps my hen night springs to mind....

PPS love the title, I always start by saying a funny thing happened yesterday, lol when I tell my story! Thanks for making me laugh

Thank you...Teddy

of someone on TV the other night; [one of those shows that show people in awkward situations] and he slipped and slid like he was in a dance. That's what prompted this one. I never want to see someone hurt, and hopefully he wasn't. it sure was funny though. Yes, I have taken a few falls myself and once or twice, I have been hurt. But, still would have loved to seen a video of it. Geezer.
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I think that everyone will fall for this poem.
If you are walking through town here in the UK and take a fall you look around to make sure EVERYONE has seen you as it helps with the court case when you sue the Local Council.

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Lmao!

Thank you...Teddy

One time I was in a main road in London full of people close to Heathrow airport and I saw a plane so low I tipped my head and unfortunately I lost my balance and fell on my face. It's true to say I was very very red faced as I got up and I remember their were cars and taxis beeping! This is also a good discussion geezer lol I have many stories to tell about my manners of fortune lol

Thank you...Teddy

can you PLEASE check out the tyres on the aircraft as it passes by.

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I'm sorry sir, this one went right over my head! lol

Did you want me to see if they were Goodyear or Pirelli? Ha ha ha

Thank you...Teddy

I meant how much hot air did they contain.

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It's a true story! I swear! lol
I was on the Kew road

Thank you...Teddy

Face down on the Kew Road by the look of it. I was flying the plane! (that's not a true story, of course)
Good to have fun with you.

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you know what's really funny? watching the wife, who used to be an accomplished ice ballet skater in her younger days, fall on her behind. Our grandson laughed and laughed and I joined in. Funny; she was not amused. Good write on your part. Jerry

The way you fell upon your bum
In an awkward, funny dance
Made me think of a person dumb
With fire in their pants

My favorite stanza and the whole is well said.

T

The most powerful reaction
of mind on mind
is transference of sight

Hi, Geezer,
"...fire in their pants.' So true. There is no graceful way to fall, which is why I pop right back up and spring both arms in the air - touchdown! I like your title! Very funny poem!
Thank you,
L

I never laugh when I see someone falling... Maybe I put myself in his/her shoe?
But your poem tells true about peole I've watched through out my life and trust me they weren't few :)

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