Guise Of A Laugh


There’s no deceiving

When he’s laughing

A story I know all too well

Guise of a laugh, artful or swell?

 

Emotions were all over,

He was yesterday, the playful lover

And every time I heard his laughter,

My heart warmed like a burning fire.

 

Today the silence speaks, and I acknowledge

Short bursts of laughter, he disengages

Though his laugh seems to reassure

I am not fooled by his eyes so dull

 

Tomorrow he will laugh with a hint of quandary

And I will be there for him in his misery

As we glide through the good and the bad

Laughter will heal all in the moment at hand

 

There really is no deceiving, marriage is for the long haul

The guise of a laugh, delightful or pretentious,

A story I know all too well, in this life vow called loving.

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “Guise Of A Laugh

  1. interesting look at how marriage disintegrates from a “heart warmed like a burning fire,” to the acceptance of the inevitable, “There really is no deceiving, marriage is for the long haul.” i usually assume every end rhyme is deliberate, so, i am going to assume the rhymed couplets of the first two stanzas indicate the good times in this relationship. thereafter there’s is no end rhyme – indicating the discordant nature of the relationship when laughter no longer reaches the eye. there is a reference to the vagary or irony of love in the line, “I will be there for him in his misery.” love has failed but the commitments endure. one common irony of a love that has disintegrated is contained in the lines, “As we glide through the good and the bad/Laughter will heal all in the moment at hand.” if you’ve been here, you will know the laughters are forced, but more ironic is the fact that it is past events/memories, when love was sweet, that engender the laughter, not current events/memories. brilliant post, Elsie.

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