Having fun can be elusive

Life is known to be intrusive

Responsibility is a heavy stone

Stops you cold at the starting gate

When your life expectancy

Is close to zero

And your wife has reserved

Her funeral attire

You better watch out

If you’re not having fun

It’s not okay to plod ahead

As if the road has no end

Having fun should be

A required course

Even Socrates and Spinoza

Enjoyed more than a few laughs