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What Else Makes Me Laugh: A Rhyme with Laughing Session No.2

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


The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.

-- Bennett Cerf

So what's my laughing all about?

It's about patriots with their big, loving heart

presenting their concerns so noble and clean

but spreading hate, tearing their country apart

projecting their own misery on a political scene.

It's about friends whose closeness is so unstable

as if depending on weather or the time of the day

pinning on you some of their deliberate label

and expecting you to live up to that portrait.

It's about those families using you for ears

'cause their soap opera needs to be heard

or to clap to their possessions with cheers

but not asking about you with single word.

It's about religionists' mouthful of love

claiming that capacity for a divine joy

with inspirations received from above

while intolerant and so easy to annoy.

It's about leaders contending so loud and clear

how their passion is the welfare of the nation

but in reality just promoting their own career

with every claim nothing but a fabrication.

It's about every other hypocrite and phony

and there are too many to complete this list

all having in common some deceiving baloney

a bunch of clowns too funny to make me pissed.

© 2022 Val Karas

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