Laughter ~

“THE BEST MEDICINE (re-visited)!” a poem on August 23 , 2019 (Friday)

The “Readers Digest” “joke section” says:

“Laughter’s-The-Best-Medicine!” That’s-good, I-guess,

And seems Quite True, I-think given-the-stories,

Of “terminal” cancer patients, who lived for future glories,

BECAUSE-they-watched a marathon of cartoons,

Or Marx Brothers’ movies! (Those guys were loons!)

AND ALL THAT LAUGHTER HEALED THEM, by keeping them “in stitches,”

Maybe laughter heals cells – from-The Serious-Life-Style niches!

So, if-possible-don’t-get-TOO-serious – and let life get you down;

LAUGH! OH, LAUGH! to lose that frown!

Could laughter also, also – banish-away-The-Blues?

Well, that seems like a “tall order,” but it might be better than booze,

And better than “meds,” with their dependency-producing, expensive side effects!

I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT LAUGHING – A WHOLE LOT just WRECKS,

The effects of TOO serious people and TOO serious thought,

To keep us gray and staid in this life we-have got!

HUMAN EXISTANCE! can bring some suffering every day!

So, let’s laugh, or try to laugh A LOT – and hope diseases might go away!

We’re then being CHILD-LIKE, with an average of 300 laughs after waking!

And, perhaps, almost any form of laughter is good, even if-you’re kind-of faking,

And-just LAUGHING! LAUGHING! for-the-good ef-fects it gives!

LAUGH; laugh away! “The Laughing Person,” (s)he-seems-to-flourish & really lives,

WITH GUSTO AND HEALTH! I love this idea:

LAUGH! and-let-your-life sound like-a wonderful sym-pho-nia!

Moral: Laughing makes me feel great! Really, quite a bit!

So, the-best-medicine? Laughter! Second-best? Write a poem-‘bou-t-it!

fin ♥

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