by Dr M C Gupta
There is much to laughter. There is scientific proof it peps both mind and body
|AN ODE TO LAUGHTER—a sonnet|
Why laughter is called the best medicine?
Because the men of medicine do vouch
That when all the time sorrows do we spin
We are more likely to take to the couch.
Research so far does clearly mention
That patients’ illness of many a type
Heals well if there is no mental tension
But worsens if depression is in hype.
All over the world we have laughter clubs.
Their popularity shows but one thing:
If you forget your sorrows and hiccups,
Both mind and the body will be in zing.
So harken, all men, laugh and be merry.
Do not all the time mental woes carry.
• Second place winner in "SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET CONTEST: Closed " , SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET CONTEST, round 19.
M C Gupta
3 April 2007