Thursday, 10 August 2017

Choose Comedy - A poem by Seema Sapra

Dead, in the long run,
turn that 
dirge 
into stand-up comedy. 

Try out some slap-stick.
fall, stand, fall, stand, fall ...

The job lost,
the money gone,
the heart hurt,
the love rejected, 
the ambition dead, 
the friend betrayed, 
the opportunity missed, 
the trust abused.
Exploit that 
divorce!
Treasure 
the endless inspiration. 

Balance on one leg, 
teeter,
then fall off the trapeze. 
Enjoy, 
as you fall, 
there is no after-party. 

Embarrass yourself,
provide comic relief. 
Your audience 
will love you 
for the schadenfreude, 
when the joke falls flat. 

Drop those skeletons.
expose. 
Then stand,
take a bow
and laugh center-stage. 

 © Seema Sapra 2009

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