Written for:  Friday Writings #23:  Write your medicine
(posted by Magaly)

"Shape your words around the idea of medicine for the body and soul."

Nothing works as well as laughter
to help you through difficult times.
Pain and illness can seem like disaster,
makes you feel like you're stuck in a blind.

Medications can feel like an anchor
weighing you down in body and mind.
Next day presents a new chapter
to assess what you possess . . . with some wine.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to Laughter

  1. jazzytower says:

    Love that last line, made me laugh😀



  2. marja says:

    Oh yes Lots of laughter and a glass of wine Loved it

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  3. Ha, I was brought up on the slogan that laughter is the best medicine. One way I look after my health now is to make sure of regularly watching some comedy on TV.


  4. Helen says:

    Of course! Cheers! Perfectly penned.


  5. poetrybydebi says:

    Laughter is the best medicine, but a little wine helps too


  6. dsnake1 says:

    When all else fails, have a drink!
    Yes, enjoyed your poem. 🙂


  7. Cressida says:

    Good advice….Laughter and wine !


  8. Laughter is certainly balm for body and soul. And you are so right about medications, my feelings are always mixed when it comes to them–they are needed, but… they do feel like a leash, some more than others. I haven’t had wine in years… so, when you drink your next glass, have a sip or three for me.


  9. J Beames says:

    Wine – Cheers to you!


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