Behind a moving lens, though all in black and white, He became the best at laughter with all of his might. With a flimsy cane at hand and the heart of a champ He wondered the streets like an innocent poor tramp.
This chap made many laugh through an era of depression With his great ideas and an added funny expression: Including his famous moustache and funny walk, And a movie dialogue containing so little talk.
Though most of his words were silent on screen He was always fully understood and ever so clean. Mainly because he spoke little and ever so clever, His words and art shall remain in history forever.
In regards to politics, he was always a stinker! But what else would you expect? The man was truly a great thinker.
Poet’s Note: This poem is dedicated to a great man who once said “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charles Spencer Chaplin (1889-1977)
The chemistry of hate changes in a thorn’s shade. I start digging out the past for a blind sun, for a qualified rejection. He was stranded in a death-row: the civilians were killed. Was a meditating Buddha with a bomb,
Laughter changes the concept of life laughter wipes out fear Laughter erases problems Laughter sweeps away turmoils laughter covers poverty laughter is the costliest gift man can ever have Laughter make even enemy turn friend laughter enhance the human value
Grim, forbidding a streetfull of patients First we must distract them – that is the role Of the dance – our worn shoes and shopping carts Are ideal for the purpose, pure percussion Rolling rhythm we dance on a river
What dwells within the deepest, most utter, most core of one who laughs yet longs for truth and to be true to oneself with another human being…not hiding. But, it is being mentally, emotionally and spiritually naked. It’s frightening, perhaps