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Our Precious Sense of Humor: A Poem to Inspire

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


I got chronically infected with a bug of humor

not from enjoying too much of wine or beer

if you would listen to my neighbors' rumor

I think some nice stories you would hear.

For, I may be responsible for our elevator laughter

breaking uncomfortable silence with a one liner

leaving in my neighbors good vibes long after

even putting a smile on a chronic whiner.

Store owners or cashiers are not spared

from my innocent and non-intrusive jest

a tone always well received and shared

as it's putting their own mood to a test.

Humorous exchange with strangers in park

always makes those walks particularly nice

while anything could really serve as a spark

from sensitivity to weather to new gas price.

Humor is undoubtedly a precious spice

improving something dull on our plate

and in health matters without a price

as it's simply making us feel great.

All other feelings make us complete

but our sense of humor is that true star

turning the taste of life into something sweet

and making good friends of whatever else we are.

© 2021 Val Karas

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