Michael Edwards






Passion can be


but once


begets hate


deep in


 covid tunnels.


In chains

the only exit


in distant light

a key

for those who choose

a vaccine shot

of humour

soon to cool the heat

and oil the wheels

of life.


  • orchidee

    'Tis true. Good write and pic M.
    I mean - I heard a churchy joke. Two old ladies did not want to continue going to their church, as it had turned very 'charismatic'. They thought it was some disease they might catch! lol.

    • Michael Edwards

      I feel sorry for those whose passions are so intense that they are unable to stand back and have a laugh.
      Life without humour is like soup without a spoon.

      • orchidee

        *Gets the spoon out*. What flavour soup is it?
        With 'religion' it can get horrible sometimes. There may be true 'Bible-bashers' not bashing the Bible, but bashing the people with hellfire and brimstone messages/sermons/talks, or as individuals outside of the church building. What is brimstone exactly?! Does Miss B know?

      • Goldfinch60

        Humour certainly can oil our lives Michael.


      • Maxine Smith

        Humour is definitely the way to my heart.

        Love this one Michael.

        Really well penned!!

        • Michael Edwards

          Thanks Maxine- it was dashed off so quickly I'm surprised it turned out as it did.

          • Maxine Smith

            Sometimes it works out that way.

            My ‘poem ‘journey of fire’ that I posted today worked out the same way.

            Yet other poems that takes much more time can often turn out not as good.

            Well I loved it.

          • Doggerel Dave

            Hi Michael,: Comment re your Comment: I think absolutely you are right in terms of the function of humour to oil and ease sometimes difficult situations. It can be a potent weapon though and will, sometimes innocently, sometimes with a more direct purpose, deflect, detract attention from from the argument, which may be, to use your words, right and just.
            Regards Dave

            • Michael Edwards

              Point well made - and yes it can be used as a weapon as well.

            • dusk arising

              Lorra wisdom in that!

              • Doggerel Dave

                Not quite sure who Lorra is, mate, but can I take the rest as a vote in the affirmative?


                • dusk arising

                  'Lorra' it brit slang for 'a lot of'. And yes, definitely an affirmative.

                • Suresh

                  Without humor, life would truly be tragic.
                  Thanks for this dose, I'll be back for my second

                  • Michael Edwards

                    Then I'd better start writing - thanks Suresh.

                  • ANGELA & BRIAN

                    BRIAN here ~ Good Evening Uncle Mike ~ Love the visual it looks like the Mother Board of my first RADIO ! Love the POEM ! Passion can begat misunderstanding ~ but Angela & I never let the Sun go down on the misunderstanding & resolve all issues with Humour ~ AMEN

                    Blessings & Prayers to You & Jeanne
                    Love Angela Brian & Smokey 💛💛💛
                    FUSIONS seem to having a revival ~ Please
                    check our latest *CHRISTMAS PRESENTS* Thanks !

                    • Michael Edwards

                      Resolution before bedtime - plus humour with a 'u' - thanks both.

                    • The Uneducated O.A.P

                      Being an ex mechanic I know all about oil. And I've been well oiled a few times over the years! Lol
                      Grear artwork, at first glance I thought it was a lady pushing a pram. Lovely doubly.

                    • Fay Slimm.

                      Laughter that comes from humour makes the whole world light up with beautiful smiles which appear easily when oil of compassion bequeaths its balance. Super write Mike.

                      • Michael Edwards

                        The vaccine has always been around but sadly not all take it. If everyone took an injection of humour wouldn't it be a great planet.

                      • Neville

                        well said, well writ and how much for a print like that may I ask .... please pm me ............. Neville

                      • Doggerel Dave

                        Hi Michael - what do you do with your illustrations? Have you got a book on the go? Could you sell me one - with modest discount of course..

                        Regards, Dave

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