My standup comedian

That’s him

Shawn’s jokes are mostly forgotten

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They’re spontaneous

They’re original

They’re hilarious

But it’s that moment

And then they’re

Out of my memory

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The other day

While studying

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Name two solids

I said

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Hindi book

Maths book

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I didn’t mind

Because I knew

He knew

The right answer

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We moved on

To liquids

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Lizol

Soothol

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I didn’t ask

About the gases

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Science

His favourite subject

It’s easy to be funny

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What does a pigeon

Give birth to

I ask

Young ones

I want to hear

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He smiles

Eggs he says

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There’s a picture

Of a caterpillar

And leaves

In a container

With a mesh

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There’s no water

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The question is

What will happen

After a few days

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His answer

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The leaves

They’ll die

Because they’ll be

Eaten up

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Then there’s English

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What is the plural

Of sky

I ask

The answer

Sky

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That’s wrong

It’s skies

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No he says

It’s sky

There’s only one sky

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Atleast

In his world

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Social studies

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Two sets

Of pots in the picture

The left are big ones

The right small

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The picture is

In his class test

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Borrowed from

His textbook

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The answer

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The pots

They are different

For storing

Different things

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His answer

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The pots

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He made some

Large

And some small

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Why did you

Write this

Ask I

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Never mind

The marks

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His Mind

Works Differently

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Mamma

He says

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If you

Were a potter

Wouldn’t you

Be bored

Of making

The same pot

Over and over

Again

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I guess we too

Are meant

To be different

We are meant

Not to be the same

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Why would our potter

Make all children

The same

Over and over

Again

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Some think

He’s rude

Unashamed

Not knowing how

How to speak

To elders

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I do try

To tell him

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But I know

In his own way

He’s trying

To be funny

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To his mind

All are equal

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His sisters

His parents

His grandparents

His classmates

His teachers

His friends

His cousins

The beggar

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Be it

The laundryman

Or the

Garbage collector

They ring the bell

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They ask for him

He speaks to them

He makes them laugh

If not any thing

With his piggy snort

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His anger

His outbursts

Sometimes

He cries

To get his way

Or for sympathy

When he’s hurt

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But

He’s getting there

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A joker

He wants to be

A fine one

He will make

I think

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His jokes

Are all forgotten

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But now

I will preserve them

I think

In this

Very blog

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So he can laugh

At his own

His first ones

When he grows

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If he still

Wants to be

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A standup comedian

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Well I was trying to get Shawn to finish his work faster. He was done with the question and daydreaming, so I yelled, ‘Shawn, ANSWER!’

He dutifully wrote in the column beside his question,”Shawn Ans” and waited for me to lose

Online classes

The teacher says Shawn is shy and well behaved

Shawn: Miss I got a B in discipline

Teacher doesn’t unmute me.

Hilarious but brutall