The Fool On The Hill
I’ve pranked, and have been pranked, more times than you can shake a stick! It’s all fun and games when you are young and it can seem harmless. However, as you get older, you realize that for the elderly it can be quite scary, and in some cases, dangerous. It is also worth noting, sadly, that fear of April 1st is very real for many. I saw different phobia names for it online and some interesting and colorful history of April Fool’s day. You can check it out here and believe what you will.
Locked in by his fear
Too scared to leave his abode.
The fool on the hill
Kim from Writing in North Norfolk is hosting at D'Verse Poets
tonight and she has prompted us with April Fool's Day for
How sad! But phobia can be for anything.
Thanks Punam. I have my own phobia too! 😑
You are welcome Christine. I guess we all have some phobia or the other. 🙂
I had never heard about that particular phobia… but I guess with bad enough experience you can have a phobia for everything
So I understand 🙂
“But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down…”
And I fear we the world is far closer to nightfall than we realize Christine.
‘and the world spinning round’ Yes! How eloquently you put it Rob. You are right, I fear.
I’d never thought of it that way before. I’m pleased not to be living in a country of practical jokers.
I hadn’t either Jane! When I read the ‘origin’ of April Fools online, it was attributed to the English, French and Swedish for bringing it to the US! 🤭
It goes back a long way before the US was even thought of 🙂
I’m happy to say that I had a prank-free day yesterday except for a couple of funny April Fools jokes on social media, both harmless. I imagine that if you’ve experienced a particularly nasty or traumatising prank, you’d steer clear of prankster on 1st April. I love the reference to the Beatles’ song, Christine.
Thanks Kim. I hadn’t realized that it was even a phobia until I looked. Love the Beatles! 🙂
A sad haibun.
Yes it is 😥 Thanks for reading