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I Remember Laughter

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I Remember Laughter

Love and laughter go together
as do macaroni and cheese.
Like that noble dish of childhood
It’s a combo bound to please.

We laughed until the tears came
at gifted comics of our youth.
The golden age of radio,
it is called and that’s the truth.

My birth family would gather
after Sunday evening news
to listen to their silly antics
which could not help but amuse.

I had one older brother 
who was a naturally born wit.
He could keep us all in stitches
and we never tired of it.

Later on the man I married,
kept me laughing all the time.
Laugher filled our lives with pleasure
though we seldom had a dime.

He and I sat nestled closely
as we watched the comics spoof.
Mad Red Skelton played a Santa
who kept sliding down the roof.

Our three beloved children
kept us laughing as they grew.
They all had a sense of humor
and could tell a story too.

Memories of my early childhood
are of laughter spawned from love.
Finding a mate who would laugh with me
was a blessing from above.





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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 3:41:00 AM
    My house is just like this!! It's a wonderful blessing to have a house full of gentle humor. -Heather

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 11:35:00 AM
    a real gem here, Joyce and I especially loved the last line, a blessing indeed - congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 9:29:00 AM
    Joyce, Congratulations with your nice winning poem ... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 10:03:00 AM
    I love this poem! A sense of humor will lighten up the darkest situations. Laughter chases the storms away

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 11:01:00 AM
    A very touching... and fulfilling life, no doubt. Congratulations on the win. Some one who can keep you smiling is worth their weight in gold...

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 10:53:00 AM
    thank you for choosing my contest. Congrats! ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/4/2013 11:00:00 PM
    This was beautiful, Joyce. It reminded me of a quote I heard today, "Bad news: there is no key to happiness. Good news: the door isn't locked". Laughter and joy is within you and no amount of possessions will change that. I'm not from your era, but I do respect it... I like how radios inspire more imagination than TV does. Very well written!

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 3:37:00 AM
    Laughter is a gift from heaven - second, only to His love - Great writing, dear Joyce... Thank you for this most enjoyable read.... Hugs... Jake

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 12:39:00 AM
    "Memories of my early childhood are of laughter spawned from love. Finding a mate who would laugh with me was a blessing from above...." beautifully said. Lovely poem. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 3:03:00 PM
    Oh my Joyce...This is such a gem... My father was a radio station manager for 40 years...The station played only Christian and classical music with loads of poetry readings, drama, etc. We did not own a TV until I was fourteen. The station is still broadcasting (WMUU at Bob Jones University) Thanks for this poem - Tim