Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

# # Sad Joke - Poem by Sonya Florentino

There are some things
I just don’t understand
Like how they praise his talents
When he clearly has none

Or maybe they are right
and I am wrong
Because what harm really
What harm can be done

If his crime is simply vanity
How can that really hurt anybody

Or maybe he’s not even vain
Maybe he’s just a little bit insane
And all those who love him
Are they just being humane

I guess I’ll never know
Is it for real, or for show
Is it transparent
Or bedecked in gold
Is he or is he not
Wearing a robe

I guess I’ll never know
If the joke is on me
All I can do is bow to him
Like everybody

© 2009 Sonya Florentino


Comments about # # Sad Joke by Sonya Florentino

  • (12/20/2009 8:11:00 AM)


    Nice commentary on the complexities of human interaction. Sometimes so hard to understand, as your poem aptly portrays. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/17/2009 9:39:00 AM)


    how we easily get to blind-follow the established...i too experience this conflict and finally withdraw! (Report) Reply

  • (12/8/2009 6:53:00 PM)


    An intriguing poem about the games people play. The Emperor's New Clothes comes to mind. And yet your confession about 'following the pack' is totally understandable. I'm sure many of us have done the same thing - I certainly have. A poem to make the reader think. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • (12/8/2009 12:18:00 PM)


    One is untouchable to the forces
    As long as he has a direction, Sonya.
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  • (12/8/2009 10:58:00 AM)


    it seems you have a wounded wing here...cheer up an' be ready for the next flight...who put what jokes on you, Sonya...anyone if so, so insane indeed...10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 3, 2010


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