Happiness Won't Make You Popular: A Satirical Poem
People diagnose you with brain tumor
if you happen to laugh and joke a lot
showing off your sense of humor
dropping issues on the spot.
No one seems to like a whiner
and happy dude is liked even less
while forgiven for a joke if a one-liner
but a long cheering just triggers a stress.
Your best bet is to always be "cool"
something between hot and pissed
otherwise you are named a silly fool
from every group promptly dismissed.
Even being weird is somehow tolerated
there are so many to be seen around
whistle a lot and you won't be hated
or produce any other crazy sound.
But whatever your image may be
don't take a risk of appearing happy
suppress laughter and mask your glee
if you don't want your reputation crappy.
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