How much is a laugh worth?
The kind that shakes the belly
Tears the eyes
Fills you with JOY for a thoughtless moment?
How much is a medicine worth
That heals you for a moment
Releases you from all past agony
And sets you free
To fly on the wings of your shaking breath and body?
How much is it worth to be the creator of laughter
The joyful soul-freeing kind
That unites people in a family
How much is that unconditional satisfaction worth to bring on the laughter?
How much pain in a few growling bellies remove
When the mind
Heart and soul
Are tuned into laughter
Into even the weakest grin for a moment?
How much is it worth to be in agony
And groan more when someone says….
“Did you hear the one about____” ?
Then hearing it,
Laughing out of the agony
Out of the dying
For but one moment free of it all
Yet a moment free you wouldn’t have had
Had you not heart a good joke
And had… a good healing laugh.