Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Keep a Smile on Your Face

*** I wrote a showtune***

Your parents didn't like you
   and your siblings beat you up.
Your shih tzu chewed your new shoes
   and on your blue suit she threw up.
Keep a smile on your face!
Your boss gave you the pink slip
   and the bills are all past due.
Your favorite slacks got crotch-ripped
   and your kid's hair's full of glue.
Keep a smile on your face!

Your date just stood you up
   and your BFF ignores your texts.
Your body says "enough!"
   and that heart transplant it rejects.
Keep a smile on your face!
Your car just blew a gasket
   and your internet is suspended.
Don't start shopping for caskets,
   everything is splendid!
Keep a smile on your face.

You see no escape,
but don't flake; don't make
that mistake, problems can't be shunned.
Now you're in a rut,
but don't cut and run
there's still to be had some fun.

Your suffering has doubled,
   now you've taken to your bed.
Your home's reduced to rubble
   and your loved ones are all dead.
Keep a smile on your face!
The stars have all conspired
   to make your life a hell.
Your feet are always mired
   at the bottom of a well.
Keep a smile on your face!