I Want To Laugh

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge-Day 28
For today’s prompt, take the phrase “I Want (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write the poem.

I want to laugh, tell me a joke
so zany that I start to choke.
Leave me wearing a silly grin.
Laughter is the best medicine.

Dark or dry humor suit me best,
nothing gross or about incest.
Charms of serenity can wear thin,
but laughter is best medicine.

If I am drinking, let’s suppose,
hold joke, or see drink flow from nose.
Then you will laugh at my chagrin,
and know laughter–best medicine.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are in the process of returning to New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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