Hiding in the bathroom,
plugging my ears to the noise;
frightening sounds would consume
Creeping down the hallway,
family's attention employed
by the telivision's screenplay
Peeking over the back of the couch,
surprised to feel a rush of joy,
a corrected slouch,
and bubbled laughter.
Of all the performers on the world's great stages
none compared to the talent of these actors joined
with the intent of happiness and laughter through presentation
of sketch comedy.
I was transformed from shy and fearful
to a bolder, kinder, character of poise.
With jokes that are shot like missiles
into the stomach and hearts of listeners
with one goal learned years ago:
happiness brings out the best in people.