Sunday, September 18, 2005

Prayer to Laughter

I'm glad I found this. I needed it.

Prayer to Laughter

Oh laughter
Giver of relaxed mouths

You who rule our belly with tickles
You who come when not called
You who can embarrass us at times

Send us stiches in our sides
Shake us til the water reaches our eyes
Buckle our knees til we cannot stand

We whose faces are grim and shattered
We whose hearts are no longer hearty
O laughter we beg you

Crack us up
Crack us up

John Agard

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is a good poem, I learnt about in english in secondary school year 7.