top of page
  • Writer's picturePoemspeak

April Fools

April Fools

By Steven Bates 27 March 2024

 

 

Tis the day of April Fools

When jokes and pranks are played in schools

When tricks and teases rule the day 

And all the jesters come out to play

 

But what of those, the targets of such

Malicious mischief are maligned so much

How do these, the subjects, feel

When attacked with such a fervent zeal?

 

Do those who suffer at the hand 

Of joy buzzers take a stand?

​What of those whom some malign

By taping on backs, the "Kick me" sign?

 

To those, whom others ridicule

​and are victimized by "April Fool!"

I say this, I too, was prey

​To many others on this day

 

But I learned prayer, the power of grace

And though once shamed, I show my face

I stand proud, recovered fully

from being brunt of every bully

 

Though my pride, once devastated

Now is fully reinstated

I no longer fear the April 1st

Come on world and try your worst

 

Nothing in your mocking way 

Can ever hurt nor take away 

The Love from God I have inside

I've learned to take attacks in stride

 

To turn the cheek and laugh it off

​Is how I've learned when others scoff

I've learned that I should try my best

When they attack and joke and jest

 

I've learned they are the lesser one

Those that poke and prod for fun

Those that use the calendar date

As an excuse to agitate

 

So I'll kick back and let them prank

Have their laughs, pull my crank

What they don't know is they're the Fool

​Cause to hurt another is just plain cruel

 

If you ask me, it's a matter of fact

It shows no mercy, compassion, tact

Those that prank and play their gags

Well, let's just call them scallywags

 

Those poor souls must pick on us

And I believe it's rather sus

That we should have a day aside

​For fools like them to mock, deride

 

To prank on people innocent

Without approval or consent

​So here's my suggestion for April 2

​Let's make a day called "Back at You"

 

​So all the pranksters on April one

Can have their day of poking fun

But April 2 is when they pay

For all the sins the previous day

 

Perhaps with possible consequences 

These scallywags will come to senses

And finally stop this evil trend 

and April Fools will come to end 

 

3 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Seven Days

Seven Days by Steven Bates 1 July 2024 Seven Days are full of terror Seven Days are full of fear For Seven Days I'm a preparer of being the absolute worst for wear The Seven Days starts July the first

Hardest Things

Hardest Things By Steven Bates 15 April 2024 Only two things in life are certain facts ​Death comes to all as does the tax Said the statesman in a letter And no one else could have said it better Ol'

So Much

So Much by Steven Bates 15 March 2024 So much has happened, in just one short life So much has happened, both blessings and strife So much has happened, it has all made its mark So much has happened,

Comments


bottom of page