Laughter is our birthright
A part of life that’s inborn and innate
We laugh out loud within months of birth
Our lungs are open and we cannot wait
It lightens burdens and inspires hopes
Leaving us no longer confounded
It increases happiness and intimacy
Keeps us focused, alert and grounded
It boosts our immunity and diminishes pain
It can also prevent heart disease
It relaxes muscles and reduces stress
It can put our minds at ease
It can also strengthen relationships
The sound of mutual laughter
As finding the same things funny
Creates a bond that can be found thereafter
You cannot feel anxious, angry or sad
With a good old gut busting laugh
As it triggers the release of endorphins
A feel good factor on your behalf
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the face
An internal workout you should never neglect
It’s a smile that bursts and an instant vacation
A high with no side effects
If there’s nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit
Carry laughter wherever you go
Because what soap is for the body
Laughter is for the soul
So every day you wake, await the next laugh
They’re infectious and much sought after
Because the most wasted days of all in this world
Are the ones that are without laughter!
Things fall apart
and here I am, sitting in the dark.
Alone, alone, alone.
I just need something to create a spark
But you're alright, everything is fine,
keep your wits sharp,
and don't forget to laugh.
Other's words can't hurt me,
for I am strong, I am not weak.
Liar, liar, liar.
I can't tell anyone why I gaze into
Why aren't you laughing?
They can't hurt you if you laugh.
Laughing is power.
I let a giggle slip past my lips
that I have tried so desperately to keep shut.
Laugh, laugh, laugh.
Maybe it's a good thing that I am alone and
You are not broken,
You are happy!
So laugh! and don't you ever stop!
But I want to stop... Do. Not. Stop.
I laugh until my stomach hurts and
tears roll down my face.
Stop, stop, stop.
No, just let me descend into
For if I don't laugh, I will most definitely be torn apart.
"Oh my gosh, you're so lucky!"
She said to the one who received so much praise for her work.
Hiding the fact that
She was feeling pure jealousy
For not getting noticed herself.
"I totally ship you two,"
She teased her friend who was crushed on by a boy.
Hiding the fact that
Deep down, she wished that
Someone would think she was beautiful too.
She was too used to this routine
Of using fake laughter and weak smiles
To conceal her glares,