"Laughter & Tears" - A Poem

in #poetry2 years ago

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Seas of salted tears
Taught you
The power of sweet laughter
Pulled spontaneously
From astonished lips
Barks and guffaws
Snorts and bellows
And sometimes even tears
Yes
Tears
But of a sweeter kind


Many of the people who make us laugh are a little bit troubled. In fact, that might be true of the greatest performers in all creative fields. I guess it adds a layer of realism to creativity that can't be replicated otherwise. Not all of the comedians or the witty friends who make us laugh have triumphed over that suffering so it's a good idea to keep an eye out for when they need more than our laughter.

Peace.


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So very well observed. Goes the same for (fine) artists who are basically in a life-long therapy session! I imagine you do more smiling than laughing. I, however, am fast entering the dippy stage of laughing my socks off most of the time. It's mad out in the world, I can't help it. Literally...I don't think I can help much!

I'm learning how to loosen up and laugh a bit more myself. I think it might be necessary if one wants to survive! :D

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