Elizabeth Benedict

Laugh To Keep From Crying - Poem by Elizabeth Benedict

When most people have something to do
I'm crying.
When most people have a life to live
I'm dying.
When most people have people to see
I'm whining
When most people are laughing
I'm sighing.

What is the reason for trying?
Maybe to laugh
to keep from crying.

Comments about Laugh To Keep From Crying by Elizabeth Benedict

  • Rookie Elysabeth Faslund (8/25/2007 1:11:00 PM)

    So VERY much said in so few lines! 99% of us have felt like this...the LUCKY few haven't! The most painful tears are the ones which never get shed. Kept inside, for nobody to commiserate with, they eat into the soul, having damaged the heart. Let them out, turn them loose! ! Hey...it's YOUR business...why be embarrassed to show you're human...just like them! Great write, Elizabeth! xxxElysabeth (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Alex Y. (7/21/2007 12:54:00 PM)

    That's a tragic feeling, but don't worry things will look up. Keep up the writing spirit :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Barry Van Allen (7/19/2007 11:26:00 PM)

    All of that is valid,
    but, the real question IS ...
    'What are you going to do about it? '

    B.V.A. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, March 21, 2011

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