David Harris

Gold Star - 4,611 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Laughing At Ourselves - Poem by David Harris

Some people have this tenancy
to make others feel sad,
some even torment just
to make others get mad.
Little ole me
I like to brighten up
everyone’s day with laughter
by telling a joke or two,
because I feel that laughter
is the best medicine
to get rid of the blues.
The world can be a funny place
if you stop and look at it for a while.
Everything has its funny side,
even in the darkest day.
An incoherent message
that makes no sense at all
some would find funny
and end up curled up on the floor.
So whatever you are doing
look on the funny side of it
for nothing can be funnier
than laughing at ourselves.

Comments about Laughing At Ourselves by David Harris

  • (11/13/2007 4:45:00 PM)

    I think us Brits, love to laugh at ourselves and each other... David 10 (Report)Reply

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  • (11/13/2007 1:11:00 PM)

    I agree, David. When I trod in my ash can yesterday and sent a dust cloud up into the air I laughed (after cursing a bit first) . Life's too short to linger on the dark side. As Ernestine so rightly put it, humour is what carries us through......

    Love, Fran xxx

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  • Ernestine Northover (11/13/2007 9:52:00 AM)

    I feel sorry for anyone without a sense of humour David, it is what brings us through tragedy, sorrow and despair. As you say there are so many funny things to laugh at, even oneself. Ha! Ha!
    Lovely write.
    love and hugs Ernestine XXX

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011

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