Wednesday, February 20, 2019

FUN





I wear the shades of fun like a painting wears its colors.
At times an explosion of laughter from a tickle that almost hurts,
A smile entangled in the silent absence of thought,
Or a feeling sparked by the joyful elements of simply playing.
It was the same when I was young.
Fun hasn't changed.
What's different now is that I know
The grandiosity of each day I'm living,
The importance of good health,
How I need those colorful shades of fun
Even more than I need medicine. 



11 comments:

  1. "What is different now is that I know / The grandiosity of each day I'm living." So wonderful! I have to smile at the illustration, too.

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  2. "What's different now is that I know
    The grandiosity of each day I'm living . . . "
    I, too "need those colorful shades of fun
    Even more than I need medicine"! Wow.
    I started reading with a giggle due to your illustration, and that made me ultra receptive to the shades of fun emerging in sound, to the contrast between youth and now. Beautifully done.

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  3. The last two lines are so true. We could all do with a little more fun.

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  4. "I wear the shades of fun like a painting wears colours" love that and also love "A smile entangled in the silent absence of thought"
    Fun is necessary in life. I agree When we had the big earthquake here we actually did a lot of laughing to release the stress.
    Beautiful poem

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  5. I think what you end up saying is something like this: Fun is the best medicine. And I agree!

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  6. 😊im assuming you did the sketch. Luv it. What a fun poem. Thanks for dropping by my blog

    Much🎶love

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  7. How important it is to still be laughing in ones old age. Life is for living and loving and there is no age barrier.

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  8. I wear the shades of fun like a painting wears its colors... love that!

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  9. "Fun hasn't changed."-- This is absolutely true. Very recently I met with five of my college & university friends after 33 years; each wearing 'shades of fun' undoubtedly........A deep & delightful poem, Myrna.

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  10. That’s a great opening line, Myrna, and I love the ‘explosion of laughter from a tickle that almost hurts’ and ‘smile entangled in the silent absence of thought’. I agree that fun doesn’t change; whenever I get together with old friends, we still laugh at the same things.

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  11. Fun is the best medicine. Keep on laughing Myrna.

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