A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell?
Kinda low, so,
give me a dose of laughter.

Mirth will heal my every ill
and give me rest from my distress.
Now, give me a dose of laughter.

Glee can revive, keep me alive
and give me chance to happy dance.
So, give me a dose of laughter.

I'd crawl a mile for a smile;
but to get relief from my grief
I need a dose of laughter.

Isn't it plain that I'm in pain?
You can relieve if only you'd please
give me a dose of laughter.

Laughter is pure and can surely cure.
What ails my heart would soon depart
If I had a dose of laughter.

I can't be strong for very long.
I'm sinking fast, unless at last
you give me a dose of laughter.

I don't need a pill for my ill.
I'm just spent in lament
and require a dose of laughter.

I must retain what still remain;
but don't delay, I'm in a bad way.
Bring me a dose of laughter.

Though insecure, I want to endure.
But I'm drifting and need uplifting.
Please, give me a dose of laughter.

Even though, I don't know
what it contains that kills my pain.
Just give me a dose of laughter.

It works somehow, so come on now;
Let go of doubt, I can't do without
My healing dose of laughter.

If you wait around I'll surely be found
lying dead in my bed.
Rush me my dose of laughter.

Rev. Saundra L. Washington, is an ordained clergywoman, social worker, and Founder of AMEN Ministries, http://www.clergyservices4u.org. She is also the author of two coffee table books: Room Beneath the Snow, Poems that Preach and Negative Disturbances, Homilies that Teach.

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