Linda Coker


The Last Laugh? - Poem by Linda Coker

Mr. C did not feel well,
The pain was in his back.
He twisted, squirmed, he tossed and turned,
But those bones just would not crack

Mrs. C was trying to sleep,
But his pain she hoped to ease.
She flung the covers fast away
And rolled onto her knees.

He gladly turned onto his chest
While she kneaded, pushed and prodded.
She punched, massaged and squeezed his back,
But the pain – she could not dislodge it.

Nothing moved, she heard no pop,
She flopped back down in the sack.
Her husband sighed ‘it just might help
If you walk upon my back.’

‘I’m game to try! ’ She laughed and then
She stood upon the bed.
It was the last laugh for Mrs. C,
As the ceiling fan blade struck her head.

That caring wife gave not one thought
To the ceiling that was so low,
Or the rapidly spinning fan above
That delivered the fatal blow.

She only thought to help her mate
Who, in his pain, did distract her.
Her insurance eased his pain quite well,
He’s now dating his new chiropractor.

(2005)

Listen to this poem:

Comments about The Last Laugh? by Linda Coker

  • (2/21/2007 11:22:00 AM)

    Hee hee! Fun one, nice rhymes! It always pays to keep your head in those situations..10. -chuck (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Pablo Neruda

If You Forget Me



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, January 21, 2011


[Report Error]