Day by day, connect with some source of fun, joy, or delight…
humor on Youtube, Conan, Red Skelton, Jimmy Fallon on Tonight.
Best of all, connect with someone friendly to make laughter bright!
Playfully connect with others to create healthy joy and mirth.
The best spiritually uplifting medicine on earth,
it requires no chemical prescription or a surgical cure.
You don’t need honey or sugar to sweeten humor’s allure!
All that’s required is the sound of laughter,
powerful enough to shake the rafters with its rapture.
With help from others, create sublime mirth and joy,
merriment spiced for each girl and each boy.
Add enough pinches of glee, merriment, and, hilarity
to dissolve Covid-19’s doom and gloom with joviality.
With aid from others and this powerful good-humored mixture,
you’ll surely avoid becoming a cemetery fixture!
Bob Barta & Ariele Huff combined talents for this poem. Both are longtime Washington residents.
Bob adds, “Don’t forget to continue to use a face mask and practice other precautions to help stop Covid-19! Thank you.”
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