Laughing …

I found these thoughts on laughing …

I want to have a really good laugh;
not a polite
or an effortless
not a tight-cheeked
surface smile
that makes my face
but bypasses
the best
of my body.

I want a deep, fat, uncontrollable laugh
that shakes my belly and sows tears
on my cheeks;

that erupts and cascades
all over the conversation;

that I surf as it surges but end up submerged;
that rumbles deliciously
like thunder in summer; that tricks me
into thinking it?s tamed, but that fractures afresh
when my eye catches yours; that?s raucous and rude
and defiantly unrepentant; that leaves me gasping
for breath but still wanting more; that goes underground
for hours at a time, then surfaces in dreams
in the dark of the night; that leaves me weak,
exhausted and satisfied.

What a picture!

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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