April is Poetry Month

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 8:00am to 8:00pm

He Laughed with a Laugh

BY JONARNO LAWSON


He laughed with a laugh
that he wished was his laugh,
but everyone knew it wasn’t.
 
When he laughed he would ask,
"Does that sound like my laugh?"
and everyone said, "It doesn’t."
 
The laugh that he laughed
that wasn’t his laugh went
"Hardy har har, guffaw!"

The laugh that he laughed
that he wished wasn’t his went,
"Hruck, sniffle-hick, hee-haw!"