Short Funny Poem

This poem is about a man who lives in a jar, which is quite obviously fictional, bizarre, and at the same time humorous. But it is also an example of how we so often are judgmental of others. What we view as bizarre may be quite normal and rational for someone else.

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I LOVE strangeness, the bizarre, the absurd... thus, this is right up my bowling alley!

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The Man In The Jar

default © more by Irwin Mercer

Published: September 2014

I once knew a man who lived in a jar.
For a stranger sight you'd have to go far.
I asked him once why he lived in a jar.
He grimaced and said, how bizarre you are.

My jar's so cozy, warm and bright,
Even in the full moonlight.
The only drawback is, you see,
Getting out quickly when I have to pee.

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  • Zareen Begun by Zareen Begun
  • 10 months ago

I like this poem because it was soooo funny and humorous.

  • Susan Hartley by Susan Hartley
  • 2 years ago

I LOVE strangeness, the bizarre, the absurd... thus, this is right up my bowling alley!

  • Meesh by Meesh
  • 3 years ago

I once knew a man who lived in a jar.
He lived oh so very far,
He traveled to work every day by car,
And on the way home he stopped at a bar.

  • The Moon by The Moon
  • 5 years ago

Liked it. It was funny

  • Dawna by Dawna, Florida
  • 5 years ago

I read the Poem, I giggled, My husband lying next to ask, what's so funny? I showed him and he giggled too!

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