Have you forgotten how to laugh?
How words fell out of mouths to bring joy not discontent
For the want of a light hearted time and prosperity
To throw away the darkness of a day and just forget
When did we lose our sense of humour?
When once we frivolously bantered in the want of fun
And nobody took it seriously, the words, mere words spoken by a jester because of sardonic irony
Never any real malice was its intent
And the sun shone bright back then, for we people forgave the attempt to alleviate
When did we all deviate from the light of the world?
When did our blood run cold to jocund distractions and bent ourselves up in anger and bitterness?
When will time show us what we have lost in pleasure?
Cautious to laugh as sacred joy has become a sin
It’s no use now, use it or lose it and we are nearly lost
Lost in the darkness, fearful to inject blithe reflections of the human state
Swamped in the sensitive depressions of those who have strayed from their souls too long
And together we will all stand in the shadows of our former selves
Unthinking, unfeeling and silent
Soon to forget the bliss that once was