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Ode to Comedians: A Poem

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


Comedians, unsung heroes deserving every prize

deserving medals for triumph over human crap

for turning gloomy hell on earth into paradise

worthy of every standing ovation and clap.

What they are doing is always reminding

how we cannot laugh unless provoked

in need for their talent for unwinding

so that some fun may be evoked.

For, as babies we laughed if nothing was funny

we didn't need any jokes to give life the spice

but that was before we learned about money

which spoiled that simplicity joyful and nice.

Comedians are healers outdoing any shrink

laughter being medicine only love can match

and it does not matter what anyone may think

they are out of our league, spirits hard to catch.

Humor is the privilege of human race

and we just can't appreciate it enough

without humor in life we're shrink's case

life being problematic, painful, and tough.

So may be blessed every jester and clown

each standup comedian and slapstick goof

for wiping some tear and smoothing a frown

with a joke, or a sitcom, and a hilarious spoof.

© 2021 Val Karas

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