to learn to laugh

Prayer / Poetry:
God grant that I may see the joke of things,
the little things that bother now and then.
God grant my sense of humor to be strong -
to weep a bit, and yet to smile again.
God grant there be a chuckle in each tear,
to every trial, God grant a funny half...
And when I'm to be judged perhaps He'll say,
"Are you the soul who always tried to laugh?"
And when I nod and answer, "Yes I am -
I tried to kill my troubles with a grin,"
Perhaps He'll smile and say, "That was a task -
but here's the Gate of Heaven, Enter in!"
-anonymous