Prompt Nights – Sûrement vous plaisantez – Surely you jest


If I jest I am I a jester?

Should I wear a funny hat

So you would hear me coming

A jiggling and a giggling.

I’d tell you my one favourite joke,

You know the one,

Just to hear you laughing

From deep within your belly.

I could stun you with a cartwheel

Roll my way across the room

A somersault to end it off

A star jump and a tah dah!

Or I could just tickle you

I know the spot where you are

Likely to squirm in hysterical delight

While I laugh with you

As you tickle back

You too know my susceptible bits.

But of course it’s all in jest

We laugh, as we do best

But love, as we most want.


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20 Responses to Prompt Nights – Sûrement vous plaisantez – Surely you jest

  1. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This is pure perfection…!! Especially adore the reference to “susceptible bits.”
    Beautifully expressed. Thank you so much for participating Michael 😀

    Lots of love,

  2. wildchild47 says:

    there is a delightful jollity to this – well done – and great image! 🙂

  3. “Just to hear you laughing
    From deep within your belly that is what I love about my husband – his ability to make me laugh. Laughter is sexy.

  4. Wow … so much happening here, Michael. One has to wonder if you deliberately wrote this on two different levels, or if it just happened. It’s light and “jingly” enough to be just a piece of fun, but there’s so obviously the presentation of a preamble to the lovemaking that you mention in the last stanza. It’s delightful is all I can say. My favorite phrase is “a Jiggling and a giggling.”

  5. I love that you saw the two levels Sandra….thank you for your astute comment very much appreciated.

  6. Jae Rose says:

    Superbly jester-y! very clever and fun

  7. ghostmmnc says:

    Fun and games, laughing and jiggling…then, getting down to business! 🙂

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