THE UNFUNNY JESTER
by Shel Silverstein
The jester told a silly joke,
The king just frowned—nobody spoke.
The jester sang a funny song,
The queen asked, "Must it last so long?"
The jester did a funny leap,
The prince and princess fell asleep.
The king looked mad and asked the Fool,
"Have you been to Funny School?"
"Yes," said the jester—and hesitated...
"But I never graduated."