Wednesday, June 16, 2010

To Laugh

We'd laugh at life
if it weren't so serious
we'd laugh at death
if we weren't afraid
we'd laugh at pain
if it didn't hurt so much
we'd laugh at circumstances
but we'd get nowhere
I suppose, truth be known,
we'd laugh at everything
if only we hadn't
forgotten how


Adelaide said...

A simple correction, Warren. 4th line from bottom: Do you mean...truth be known?

Otherwise, this poem says it all, and I'll try to laugh more.


Bill said...

the smile
of the Buddha
made of stone

Warren said...

Hi Adelaide - Thanks for catching my typo - I find myself doing this a lot. Old age, I guess.

Bill - Your haiku says it all, with simplicity. Thanks.