Typewriter Rodeo: Puns

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Sean PetrieFebruary 17, 2023 9:40 am, ,

Some make you laugh out loud. Others make you roll your eyes. This punny poem comes by request from a Texas Standard listener.

(for @punspokenevents)

You think it’s easy?
Coming up with one right now
On the spot?
Yeah well it’s not like
Baking a pie
Oh wait, that’s not…

I mean it’s not as hard as
Writing a story!
Where you have to stare at the page
Until blood drips from your forehead

No wait,
That was just a Type O

There was one
Out of the blue!
A bright shiny-pun!
Sneaking through!

Perhaps that is the secret —
With puns
Just like all humor
You can’t try TOO hard

You have to be patient, and wait

You can’t force
A muse.

a photo of the typewritten poem on a torn half sheet of light yellow paper


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