By Jane Tawel
July 6, 2018
For my husband, because sometimes (okay, lots of times) I just have to try to make him laugh.
When you are feeling super down
The circus hasn’t come to town
And no one wants to join you at the caff;
Just pick a point across the room
And let your tummy just assume
That you can let it all go– and just laugh.
If politics has got you glum
Or your feelings have been hurt by mum
Or your boss has just rejected your bar graph;
Why, don’t you know that it’s a choice
To just release your inner voice
(And quite behind their backs) you can just laugh.
Now maybe you have bigger woes
Like unpaid bills or untrue beaus
And you think that my advice is too facetious;
But I’ve found when I feel like an ass
If I can summon up a laugh
I feel a bit more like an able genius.
While watching shows upon the telly
You sometimes need to start your belly
Cuz it’s been out of practice for a while;
And if you really can not giggle
Then I’ll allow some room to wiggle
And you can start by forming just a smile.
So the next time you are feeling sad
Or maybe mad, or just plain bad
And you made a silly or a great big gaffe;
Just look yourself right in the eye
And realize no one’s going to die
If you open up your mouth– and laugh and laugh.