Harry J. Couchon Jr

(10 17 54 / Bronx New York)

A Child's Laughter


One of a kind this cheerful sound
A child's laughter wherever it's found
From the giggling of a baby in a playpen
To the laughter of a toddler again and again

A child's laughter can bring a smile
To one who hasn't done so in such a long while
I know because that one was me
Until my daughter's laugh set mine free

A child's laughter so gleeful and pure
An innocence adults miss for sure
Laughter that can bring back the past
And memories of a youth that flew by so fast

A child's laughter can bring out the best
Of most any man when he's depressed
Cause his spirit that's fallen to soar
Until at last he laughs once more

Submitted: Saturday, May 31, 2008
Edited: Thursday, August 08, 2013

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I wrote this poem after a marathon laughter session with my daughter. We were trying to see how could make who laugh the hardest and longest. It ended in a tie

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  • Rookie - 3 Points John Brown (11/5/2012 7:57:00 AM)

    Well written Harry. I defy anyone not to laugh along with a child - I've helped raise 5 and have an ocean of laughs in my back catalogue, so to speak. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Diane Wiseman (3/10/2010 1:25:00 PM)

    Harry, there isn't anything more gratifying then the laughter of a child
    It calms the nerves and keeps us happy at least for awhile. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Life Poem (6/13/2009 12:52:00 PM)

    Same for me.

    This is cheery and makes me cry.

    Because it is so simple,

    after all, I'm a child who always cries. Maybe I need to laugh (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Mark Ly (4/26/2009 10:34:00 PM)

    I feel much better after reading this. Life can be oh so harsh, but one of the things life gave us to relax is children. And no doubt laughter is the cure to anything to everything. Truly a life saver. Just so... true and innocent (Report) Reply

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