The Lights in your Eyes (poem)

Having felt a sense of dismay at today’s prompt word of “laughter”, with my mood being far from jolly right now, I messaged a friend who helpfully wrote the following…

Turn that laughter upside down,
You’re not supposed to be a clown,
No splitting sides,
No roars or peels,
Embrace misery and how it feels,
Promoting happiness spreads false hope,
It’s far more fulfilling to sit and mope.

copyright © 2018 Karen’s BFF!

I’m not sure I can compete 😀

But I’ll try my very best to be happy and jolly and poetic, despite my inner darkness fighting to take over…

The Lights in your Eyes

The lights in your eyes
sparkle like stars in the sky
Your smile brightens my day
like the crescent moon
casting a shimmering glow across the dark of night
Your laughter rings in my ears
like the sound of church bells on our wedding day
Your gentle touch
caresses my skin like a warm summer breeze
and washes over me like waves lapping on a sandy beach

copyright © 2018 Karen Horsley


What can I say? Romance wins the day!


via Laughter — Prompts – The Daily Post


4 comments on “The Lights in your Eyes (poem)”
  1. kertsen says:

    Very neatly put but rather dark and grim. Interestingly clowns are often very sad individuals desperately trying to encourage the bright side in those who watch their antics. Laughter can be full of mockery when your being laughed at it was something I dreaded as a boy , there is something rather unpleasant about us when we laugh at the mistakes of others.

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    1. Karen says:

      I think my friend was going for something gloomy in her poem. I agree with what you say, it is very upsetting to be laughed at. I think the daily prompt is great as it encourages people to look at deeper implications of a single word.
      My poem focused on the positive of laughter, from my own sentimental heart.


  2. Both are nice, but romance wins hands down!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      💕 Got to love a little romance 💕

      Liked by 1 person

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