Peter Johnson: Not Loving But Laughing

(With apologies To Stevie Smith)

Everyone mocked him, the poor man
daily he suffered their chaffing,
for all of them knew that his darling
was not loving but laughing.

Poor chap, he had misunderstood
her text, and he thought she’d avowed
Lots Of Love, but in fact
she was Laughing Out Loud.

Oh, no, no, no, it was too much to bear,
some affection was all he was asking.
His heart broke when he learned his beloved
was not loving but laughing.