Monday, February 27, 2017

Giggle or Weep


image from teresekerr.com


Giggle or Weep

“I was brought up by people who tended to
giggle at funerals.”--Emma Thompson 

I heard
a pair of babies
giggling loudly.

This continued
for several
hysterical minutes.

I investigated
and found
my wife staring

at youtube,
playing & replaying
a giggle-duel.

I began 
to watch
the video too.

“This trumps chaos,”
she said--we both

giggled.



Glenn Buttkus


Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub Q44



24 comments:

De said...

YES.
Laughter is always the best medicine. Trumps chaos, confusion, loss, everything.
Love this little captured moment, Glenn. Thank you!

brudberg said...

Oh I love this... what a wonderful little tribute to those innocent videos... out of the mouth of babes...

thotpurge said...

Innocent joy is contagious....!!!

Frank Hubeny said...

I didn't know there were such things as "giggle duels".

Grace said...

Videos of babies or pets are just fun to watch ~ Makes you forget the tragic comedies in the news today.

Kate Mia said...

YeS.. it's trUe.. Baby
Giggle Duels
beats
a do
oF wiNnie
the Pooh
in Modern
White
out
house view..
heHe.. as you say..
out of planned chaos.. Glenn..
OMG.. A Prompt with a Giggle
44 words.. less or more.. at dVerse.. i say now..
i'LL veriLY surELy be back for more.. oF thiS oNe2..;)

hyperCRYPTICal said...

I love those giggle-duels too, bringing brightness and hope to the most chaotic of days.
Kind regards
Anna :o]

Sanaa Rizvi said...

ahahahaha :D this reminds me of my mother.. she does this sometimes.. nice write!❤️

Jane Dougherty said...

Kids know how to laugh, madly.

Marilyn B said...

Laughter is such an excellent antidote to chaos.

Kim Russell said...

I know and love that quote from Emma Thompson - I giggle in 'inappropriate' situations too!
I love the way you've conveyed the infectiousness of giggling!

Sarah Bawden said...

Definitely contagious!

Toni Spencer said...

I love this. You can always grouse, cry, rant...but to giggle? That is priceless. Good on your wife for indulging and good on you for joining her.

Michael Grogan said...

It is infectious isn't it...one starts and away you go..

indybev said...

This made me smile. I love those Facebook videos of giggling babies. They make me feel all is right with the world!

Wolfsrosebud said...

A child's laughter is catching. Nice write.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Giggling is definitely preferable to the evening news, lol.

Arcadia M said...

Very nice.

rhymeswithbug.com said...

We could all use agood giigle about now.

lillianthehomepoet.wordpress.com said...

Saying goodbye to Bermuda today.....so shall just read a few quadrilles this morning before returning to the glorious early morning on our Bermuda deck. Fly back to Boston this afternoon....so shall finish reading quadrilles in our Boston study tonight, as well as mementos too . But had to read yours today....you never disappoint.
Ah yes, we do indeed need all the giggles we can conjure up to help us through these times! You always, so to speak, hit the nail on the head! :)

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Wonderful...last line adds the depth to giggle...all smiles!

paulscribbles said...

'Trumps Chaos' is the perfect line to end this giigle-icious poem

Linda Kruschke said...

Giggling babies and puppies playing will improve any chaotic situation, even if only for a short time.

Truedessa said...

it seems you have found a way to turn tears into giggles...we need more giggles in life...tickles of delight are somewhere..