Laughter's Still the Best Medicine



Crystal eyes, ruby lips
And hair of sunshine gold
Muscles bulging head to toe
That's perfect, so I'm told

Shoulders wide, six-foot tall
Big feet? That's a plus
The world's seeking perfection
That leaves the rest of us

Not quite so tall, too far around
Hair? It's gone in spots
My eyes are weak, my joints are sore
Does that mean I'm not hot?

A smile's my greatest feature
Not mine, though that will do
The smile that makes me sexy
Is the one I give to you

My sense of humor's quirky
It's strange and slightly bent
If my antics bring you laughter
Then my efforts are well spent

I'll dress to make you giggle
My outfits aren't Rembrandts
But if I really want a laugh
I'll smile and drop my pants.

Copyright c2005 Brian E. Spivey
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Submitted by CoachSpivey on July 10, 2014

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XAXA XBXB XXXX CDED EFCF XGXG E
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 702
Words 138
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Brian Spivey

I've been writing for nearly 40 years. It's been a good ride. Hope you enjoy. I have one series of poems that should be read together. "A Sad Fairy Tale", "Happily", "A New Fairy Tale Begins", and "The Result of True Love". As the Staler Brothers sang "Some I wrote for money, some I wrote for fun, some I wrote and threw away, and never sang for anyone. One I wrote for Mama, and a couple still aren't through, I've lost track of all the rest but the most I wrote for you." Enjoy. more…

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