Why some people can’t laugh.

There once was a serious student

Whose bearing was mirthless and prudent.

Though himself he did tickle,

His laugh was too fickle

And rejected the serious student.

Image credit” “Portrait of Ivan Aivazovsky” (1841) by Aleksey Tyranov [Public Domain] via Wikipedia

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  • Jswana on Aug 17, 2012

    So wonderfully clever! Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Margaret Boseroy on Aug 17, 2012

    He really should laugh more. :-D Very nice limerick. I especially like the mirthless and prudent line. Wonderful painting.

  • SharifaMcFarlane on Aug 17, 2012

    You’re on a roll

  • Martin Kloess on Aug 17, 2012

    Well written, thank you. And thank you for your support.

  • herjave01 on Aug 17, 2012

    Mirthless and prudent. I know one who looks like that. Good share!

  • lonelyplanet on Aug 18, 2012

    So wonderfully clever! Thanks for sharing.

  • gaby7 on Aug 18, 2012

    For sure, serious students rarely crack laughters wantonly! Theirs is academia and that is a subject very distant from jokes and laughter!

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