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Share the Laughter

Sometimes our days grow dark; 
Sometimes the rain pours down;
Sometimes we cannot help
but wear on our face a frown.

So, we must learn to turn on the light;
Have fun splashing in the puddles;
Stand on our heads to turn the frown up-side-down
whenever we become befuddled.

There are times when Moms are tired;
There are times when Dads aren’t there;
There are times when we just have to tickle ourselves,
to get rid of our own despair.

So, forgive the adults for forgetting,
that kids have needs of their own,
and help them by sharing the laughter
of a child who is not yet grown.

Copyright © Joe Flach

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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 5:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win. Wonderful thoughts to heal a heart, joe

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 5:07:00 PM
    Nicely and lovingly written. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 12:06:00 PM
    Joe, Congratulations, with your big win! ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 11:26:00 AM
    you won my heart and gpt a fine award for this warm piece, joe... congrats!.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 9:13:00 AM
    - Theme - "TO HEAL A HEART" contest: Congratulations on your touching and excellent winning poem, Joe ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 6:32:00 AM
    Hey there Joe; wanted to thank you for entering this contest. Congrats on placing :)

  1. Date: 2/19/2014 7:31:00 PM
    great poem, joe! it's easy to forget the simple things in life, but often they are the most important. love the title, too!

  1. Date: 2/19/2014 1:04:00 PM
    Lovely, isn't just kids who get befuddled... ;) I'm often in befuddled land....Yes, nice to remember that the children need special help in seeing the good in life. This was a sweet write.

  1. Date: 2/19/2014 12:57:00 PM
    so lovely poem...!!!! parents, we mustn't let our children to suffer with the burden that we own..let them treasure the memories of a childhood days,,,full of fun and hope!!! ..kudos!