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The funny rollick of kittens at play,
the whispered hush, I hear snowfall say.
Puddles to splash in, fires to warm by.
That heart tugging pull of a newborns cry.

Are but a few things that will come to mind,
while breathing deeply, trying to unwind.
After a day of chaos and stress,
I let my mind go, to the things I like best.

A child learning to eat spaghetti,
lots of napkins, fork at the ready.
A momma bird at the nest feeding her young.
The song of bird when a new days begun.

You can't help but smile at these things,
with the images, the thoughts of them bring.
Just close your eyes to see, smell and feel,
the happiness, so vivid and real.

Paula Swanson

For the contest; Write Me A Happy Poem
Sponsored by Francine Roberts

Copyright © Paula Swanson

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  1. Date: 6/6/2012 8:28:00 AM
    When I click on one of your poems I know it will be exceptional Paula. Thank you for sharing your words with us. I hope all is well with you and yours. I will stop back again soon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 11:05:00 AM
    Sweeeet...... Happy times together. OXOX Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 9:35:00 AM
    I loved reading this poem of yours this morning...reminding me of the little things...luv shannon

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 7:32:00 PM
    "the hearts tugging at newborns cry" you had me with this line. and all of a sudden you were my momma and i loved you. john

  1. Date: 11/11/2011 11:48:00 AM
    Oh, wow....I love the feel of this one....especially the line of a child eating spaghetti!! That is a sight that can't help making me smile (one of my favorite snapshots is of my toddler grandson with spaghetti face!!) Loved this!

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 6:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Francine's "Write me a Happy Poem" contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 10:46:00 PM
    When we do look back, it is always the small things that sustain us. Love this Paula. Congratulations

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 8:12:00 PM
    Congrats Paula on a brilliant win for this lovely piece on happiness for happy poem contest luv..

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 6:27:00 PM
    congrats on your 5th place win Paula, a very "happy" write that I thoroughly enjoyed

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 5:43:00 PM
    The little things make up for a whole lot of happiness. Congratulations Paula. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 7:28:00 AM
    * “As A Warm Bottle of Milk Touched With Honey Unto A Baby Amid Its Cozy Crib * My Dear Sweet Beautiful Paula * A Gathering Afore Serenities Fireplace & All Is Peaceful & All Is Calm * Very Beautiful * My Luv, Always * Sarah.” *

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 7:27:00 PM
    Haaaaa! A happy poem, I am drinking from your fountain Paula. Enjoyed your joy tonight. Blessings, Vie.

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 2:35:00 PM
    Wow, that poem certainly brought about happiness in my thoughts! I really liked the 2nd stanza! Very well written and the rhymes perfect! Great work!!