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Listmates, in view of the discussions about humor that we have read on the list the past couple of days, I felt the urge to write this. I can't survive the day without finding something to smile or even to laugh at. Lord knows, there's little about this disease that can be thought to be humorous. But unexpectedly, my mother will say something that just hits me the right way and I can't help but bust out laughing, not at her, but what she said. Other times it may be a memory of something that she did or said back in her better days that will set me off. Hope you like this.






Humor

Why should humor be a part of my life?
It helps me survive the trials and strife.
Those good heart-felt laughs and warm easy smiles,
Can very much ease the long dreary miles.
The road we travel with this illness is rough,
Sometimes it's all we can do to hang tough.
Too often it seems that life is not fair,
But humor can serve to help clear the air.
Just for a moment our load can seem lighter.
Just for a moment our day can seem brighter.
Why should humor be a part of my life?
It helps me survive the trials and strife.

© 1998, Jerry Ham

e-mail: Jerry.Ham@werner-saumweber.de

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