Real And Fake

Poem By Francis Duggan

Of some of the human vocal moods one does get to learn
Such as forced laughter from the real thing not hard to discern
Forced laughter when heard it is obviously fake
From the real thing it does seem quite hard not to mistake
Forced laughter does seem to have a hollow sound
Though those of false laughter in numbers abound
But from the depths of the soul via the throat through the mouth
In an explosion of mirth true laughter gushes out
For it can be such a joyful and uplifting thing
Of those who can laugh heartily their praises i feel obliged for to sing
Forced laughter is not hard to identify
As it does seem one might say quite mirthless and dry
But true laughter from the depths of the soul gushes out
And those with such a gift known to spread joy about.

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