Simon Gowen

Rookie - 105 Points (Created in the 60's / West Midlands - UK)

Funny Bone - Poem by Simon Gowen

I need to ask a question
While I'm sitting here alone
Why on earth did someone name
The elbow, Funny Bone?

Ev'ry time I bang it
The last thing on my mind
Is laughing out in ecstasy,
And shouting something kind

Instead I want to lash out
And jump and scream and curse
The pain runs through my body
Only toothache could be worse.

So if you are a specialist
Please do your best to serve
A clumsy man who's sat in pain
I've banged my Ulnar nerve.

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Dedicated to Heather Wilson

Comments about Funny Bone by Simon Gowen

  • Heather Wilson (5/13/2012 4:41:00 PM)

    It`s still a funny poem Simon whatever the bone`s called, just put some padding on your elbow from now on, lol (Report)Reply

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  • Simon Gowen (5/11/2012 1:49:00 AM)

    And it's the ulnar nerve striking the bone giving the not so funny sensation. Umerus from the Latin for upper arm. Ooooo this is turning into an (Report)Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (5/9/2012 3:50:00 PM)

    It's called the funny bone because it's medical name is the Humerus. But not very humorous when it's banged! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • Heather Wilson (5/8/2012 10:40:00 AM)

    Oh, what an honour, thank you very much Simon,

    I wish I was a specialist in stopping laughing at your poems.
    another very funny write. and of course a funny bone is anything but funny when you bash it.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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