LAUGH DO I,
SOMETIMES I CRY
It’s a face that I show sometimes to not let known,
That my hurt inside is so very real, laugh do I.
Humor is a tool that I use for safety and to forget,
That things taken for granted can blow away with the wind.
I tell you for certain, yes! it is that sometimes I cry,
Alone, inside, or out loud by the moonlight.
Laugh do I when I witness the everyday rituals of wasted lives,
Silly and ridiculous as their time slips away.
Oh! to be sure sometimes I cry if punished am I for too much care,
The love given to those whom can’t recognize or understand.
If laugh do I, is it because happiness is within me or a funny thought,
Or hide what is perceived as pain and maybe a heartfelt loss.?
When sometimes I cry is it due to a wonderful emotional experience,
Or the sadness that can be seen as I walk through my life.
Laugh do I, sometimes I cry.