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The things that make me smile

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The things that make me smile

A pretty face that wears a smile or giggles on the phone
When sunlight glances through an open door
A robin that will sit and talk when I am on my own
Or getting lost in stories I adore
Some apple-pie and custard or a welcome cup of tea
Or just a word from one I love, to say that she loves me

A deep red rose that smells divine or sparrows having fun
An ice cold tarn high on a Lakeland fell
Outrageous rhyme by Ogden Nash and toast that's quite well done
A bakery that spreads the fresh baked smell
My Mother's home-made gingernuts, another cup of tea
A message from the girl I love that sends her love to me

A cover drive from Ali Brown that makes the bowler glare
A leg break spinning past the outside edge
A buzzard by the motorway that plunges through the air
Or walking on a tiny mountain ledge
Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and maybe another tea
While hearing from the one I love that she's in love with me

A snowflake in the winter and autumnal golden leaves
A crocus that says Spring is on the way
The beach when all the ladies have been met by clothing thieves
Or flying kites on any windy day
Some chocolate cake, a nice big slice, then wash it down with tea
Another for the one I love who says that she loves me

I smile for all these little things I smile for so much more
For happiness is all we really need
I count up everything I love and marvel at the score
Is garnering such blessings really greed?
A bag of jelly bellies and a nice hot cup of tea
A dream about the girl I love, and when she dreams of me!


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  1. Date: 4/15/2009 6:21:00 AM
    Beautiful.

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 3:23:00 PM
    beautiful poetry.... loved the story telling in this mixed with seasons. enjoyed reading this and have a great day.

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 4:31:00 AM
    wonderful,you bring happiness and smiles with this good flowing poem,you've sent me in a good mood knowing that happy cheerful people still exist-cheers and by the way ,you have a beautiful country...-charma

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 8:08:00 PM
    Wonderful! Excellent structure for such a variety of so very interesting things. I really love that plunging buzzard and those clothing thieves! And all that tea!---it keeps coming back so perfectly! Well done.

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 6:45:00 PM
    Not greed at all, Jeff, When you share the things that make you happy with others, you are bestowing a precious gift. The girl you love is lucky to have such a sweet man who cherishes all the small things in life. Love, Carolyn