“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!