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Some laughter is a hollowed mask
for sadness,
forced, not from the belly,
from a distance;
summoned with effort,
insisting that humour is really
despite all appearances

Boasting that all has not been stifled.

Great comics
have been sometimes the loneliest
and perhaps the most hurt.

True humour needs a space of peace,
fully disclosing of the self,
and eyes that dance

And, gift of the Spirit,
is the other side
of weeping.

Ross Kingham
© - 2000

Ross lives in Canberra, Australia. He is the director/administrator of Barnabas Ministries, Inc., which offers ministers of the Gospel a place to pause, refresh their perspective, and renew their acquaintance with God.


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