Happiness is like a cake we bake that creates the joy and fullness of life.
And, the recipe begins with one cup of resilience to keep it all together
Place next, one cup of acceptance for loving yourself dearly as you are
Put in one cupful of appreciation for your life and the beauty of nature
Insert one cup of direction to help follow those special goals you seek
Next, blend in one cupful of emotion for life's intense love and feelings
Enter then, a heaping cup of relationships, made of family and friends
Stir in one cupful of giving for sharing your love and kindness with all
Stir, then add a cup of meaning for purpose that makes happiness rise.
There you have it!
December 16, 2015
Contest: My Secret To Happiness
Sponsor: Line Gauthier
Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015
Heaven can be found right where you are.
Angels surround us; open up your eyes!
People you have come to know - you need to prize.
Parents, siblings and friends - one may be your guiding star!
Inner peace, once discovered, brings an outer glow.
Nurturing relationships, your peace will grow,
Enriching your life and the lives of those you know!
Soon life's meaning will be so clear to see -
Sparkling, a guiding star to others YOU will be!
For the Happiness Acrostic Contest of John Hamilton
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2015
H opes of great joy to all
A lways upon other families we call
P leased to share what we have with others
P laying children warm the hearts of all today
Y elling and laughter so happy what can we say
H appy thoughts as we remember days gone by
O ld folks telling others family stories oh my
L aughter ringing out thoughout the day
I' d have been a fool if I had not visited today
D eck The Halls one among the many songs being sung
A lways in the hearts of all today is baby Jesus
Y ou can feel the love for one another always
S inging praises to and about Jesus as we wish all "Happy Holidays"
Holiday Acrostic Challenge for Francine Roberts
Carol Ann Brown
1st Place Winner
Copyright © Carol Sunshine Brown | Year Posted 2011
So sensationally super; Sagittarius son of John Spence
Pleasantly personable, and matriarch Maud Spence’s son
Enabling, exquisite, eloquent, evolving and enterprising
Naturally nice, no nonsense, and a nutritionist nobleman
Carrot consumer, constant comrade and cold-war veteran
Equitably enlightened, and just an elegant eggnog taster
Jumping Jupiter, a jubilant sundae lover, and just a jewel
Oppresso de liber, optimistically captivating; oratorical
Saintly passionate, succulent salmon sampler; sweetheart!
Exquisitely enchanting, enchantingly amatorious; éclat!
Playful, painstakingly passionate, pajama wearer, patient
Handsomely helpful handyman, harmonizer of happiness
Sweet as syrup, shining armor off the shelf; savoir-faire!
Red-blooded poetry connoisseur and radioactively lovable!
Won Seventh Place Position
"Tell Me About You Contest"
June 16, 2010
Sponsored by Amy Green
Copyright © Joseph Spence Sr | Year Posted 2010
L-iving in a world of vast
souls formed from
another voided world,
E-ntering thru portals
from their world to earth.
O-ozing spetacular smell
and wail when the chips
N-urtured from cradle to
entity with a new world
O-rganizes oneself for the
task ahead,passing thru
hurdles of life unabased
R-eaps the fruit of labor
with joy or heavy heart.
A-ge sets in,mission
accomplished or not will
dawn on the entity.
I-n retrospect,he thinks
about his childhood and
how life was to him.
L-iving in confidence or
shame,he bows his head
in victory or defeat.
O-nly the taste of time
will tell the durability of
V-oid of preference the
aim result bears the
foundation for his lineage.
E-njoyment or lack lies
with the works of the
man,for there is no food
for the slothful.
Y-oung ones,a stitch in
time saves nine,make
haste while the sun
O-iling your lamb always
like the ten virgins is the
key to success.
U-rging you to shun peer
pressure and focus on
the course marked out
for you by fate,so a
fulfilled life you shall live.
An acrostic for you
Copyright © Ifeanyi Bob Ekechukwu | Year Posted 2013
As she cups my fingers through sleep-time
Nurturing our cozy moments with delight;
Gaily, Aunt takes me to joyrides of youth
Each circus, fairy tears, or moon talk,
Lifts all seasons to brighten mad chuckles
Into a harbor of love where warmth glides.
Care-giver… delivering me at birth
A second mom, the first kin I cherish!
Tammy Reams' Acrostic on Mother's Day
Dedicated to my aunt- nurse who treasured me
as her own child till her death... I was 22 then.
Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2015
Earned his name~
Suffered all the pain~
Under the hands of men~
Settled with hate against him~
Compassionately he forgave them still~
He loved us then and he always will~
Rising he gave us the right to survive~
Intoxicating he is to all of our lives~
Supplying our each and every need~
Thank you father, For blessing me~
Our king above kings~
Understanding he brings~
Radiant he is indeed~
Living for Christ is the greatest thing~
Only in him may you rest in peace~
Remember each day to trust and forgive~
Divided from him is no way to live~
Copyright © Tyesha Ehigiator | Year Posted 2009
L ooking good she thinks, looking slim
E yeing the glow that's coming from within
K nowing that all eyes will be upon her
K neeling at the altar will be LEKKER
E very person will have eyes that stream
R econstructed legs has allowed this dream
D oesn't know when pain will ease
R emarked on the baskets of doves for release
E yes now misted over Tad must be my guide
A t the stroke of 12 ,my husband will be at my side
M aking me for sure the happiest bride
Copyright © Seren Roberts | Year Posted 2013
Most wonderful woman God gave to me
You fill my heart with so much joy and glee
Everything I will drop just to heed your call
Together with you I can face it all
Enchanting lady to my heart you hold the key
Rightfully yours from the beginning till eternity
Never will I cheat or betray your trust
Always I promise this until I turn to dust
Loving you with a love that forever will last
Warming my nights and making my days bright
Inspiration you bring makes me want to write
Fulfilling my needs in every aspect
Eternally it is you I will love and respect
Copyright © John Boak | Year Posted 2006
H er gentle touch soothed his broken spirit
A nd he knew his heart was forever enslaved
P oetry she sang sweetly, he could hear it
P romised their names in stone to be engraved
I n her songs the words healed and enhanced
N ew feelings just begging to be released
E very year, each other they deeply romanced
S avoring love, every touch and kiss increased
S o when that promise came neither feared it
Contest: Happiness acrostic
Sponsor John Hamilton
Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2015
Crazy is defined by the crazy things you do
Really crazy things are just too crazy, too
A crazy person laughs when no one is around
Zealous crazy people are too busy to be found
Yes, crazy is as crazy does, who really can define?
Your definition of crazy is well kept in your mind.
Even when you’re normal, crazy still remains
Some keep crazy in their hearts, to look like they’re still sane.
Copyright © Michael Degenhardt | Year Posted 2008
Still is the night, deep blue as the sea
The moon and I keep a rendezvous
A star reaches out, to light up my way
I won’t be afraid, at the end of the day
Rising before me, is a staircase of crystal
Whispers of angels, are singing a song
As soft music plays, the soft breezes whistle
You call out my name, and lead me along
Tonight is the moment, I’ve waited so long!
Of wishes I’ve held, to see you again
The questions I’ve asked, I know you have heard me
Here and hereafter are just steps apart
Each step brings me closer.. Oh, be still, my heart!
So soon I’ll have answers!
The place I belong, is waiting for me
All things I have longed for, I’m beginning to see
Reaching out with your hand, your smile reassures me
Stars shine in your eyes, as you wrap me in love
* * * * * * *
For Linda Marie's Contest: Stairway To The Stars
By Carrie Richards 2/17/12
Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2012
Filling minds with symphony of truth
Opening them with catalytic mystery of light
Living waters flowing like angels’ robes
Lifting inspirations into the depths of brilliance
Omitting your hopeful eyes to the skies
Without blemish and aching to purify
You are so talented and true
Outstanding words that cringe in harmonies
Under and over and back to the earth
Revealing an answer that was once nothing
Drenched and battered in sweets for a recipe
Rocking and popping in slivered ecstasy
Enveloping us all in the highest reverie
Aiming at the heavens where you ought to be
My heart pours out to all of you
Someone believes in you—I do
And though the dark is soon to come
Never fear, for light will always fold it over
Dimming away into resonate and pure master-peace
No, you are free in this glistened life
Everlasting like the holy beings in perfect-pitched song
Vindicating your cause and all others to follow
Emptied only to be filled yet again
Ransomed in unremitting constancy
Give into the beauty of recycled rhapsody
Interlaced with supportive strands of genius
Veiled in humility and never lacking agility
Enshrouded with the benevolent shine of generations
Understand that you will succeed in succulent growth
People will only fail you if you give them reason to
You are an incredible addition to a lively creation
Onward the music will lead you on
Universally swirling and curling with mastered energy
Veering out and fluttering in perfect sight and sound
Eventually reaching out to the remaining shadows
Get up and look at the world around you
Obvious beauty surrounds every shady corner
Take what you may and create your renovating legacy
The symphony is playing for you
Helping you along the smooth sands of life
Intertwined in fiery drive and sifting scents
Surrounded by the resonance—and a stranger’s global confidence
-inspired by the one and only Anthony Snape-
Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2012
T hat Jesus
H as for you
see more @ ! J 4:8/9
Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2010
Poets sharing their hearts and souls
Openly and honestly with each other
Expressing their deepest feelings
Truly understanding and caring
Rights of others shall be respected
Yearning to offer everything we can
So much variety, the spice of life
Opens many doors of knowledge
Understanding others views on life
Provides us with each others blessings
You know not a day goes by that I
don't feel like I should do more to
show you all how important you are
to me. I love you all and I'm not
ashamed to say when your poems
are sad I cry, when their happy I
laugh and when they teach I learn.
"Provides us with each others blessings"
Thats what the soup is! Thank you
"Team Poetry Soup", Michael
Copyright © Michael Jordan | Year Posted 2008
S ometimes you have to
M ake the best even
I f God gave you
L ittle to work with
E ven if it just means flipping that frown
Copyright © Jen H. | Year Posted 2009
My beautiful you are the one that completes me
without you,I'm empty,but beautiful with you i'm complete
you are my better half
you are my Life,my Love,and my Everything
with you my beautiful I'm complete
Copyright © Brian Baskin | Year Posted 2006
Mothers are truly God’s gift to the world and really for us
Oh, they will put things out, even a fuss with a simple touch
The essence of their being prevents us from being in a rush
Hear their words of wisdom and one will learn very much
Even as drivers they shift gears without scraping the clutch
Resting a child’s head, they simmer a cry with such a hush
Saving grace, loving us dearly like a hand with a royal flush
Copyright © Joseph Spence Sr | Year Posted 2006
I.consider a baby sister.
N.ever too busy to lend her my hand!
D.edicated to her life through poetry.
R.are is her creativity and imagination.
O.verflowing with raw tallent.
P.rincess is her title.
Copyright © Jimmy Anderson | Year Posted 2010
H umility is the capacity to
U nderstand that we
M ay not know
A ll of the answers, and we may
N ever fully comprehend all of the
I ntricasies of the cosmos
T otally, however we continue to
Y earn, and to learn and to grow, until the end.
H appiness, seems to be a mystery,
U nderstanding how to achieve it
M ay seem to be a daunting task to
A ny one of us, or perhaps all of us, but we
N ever give up
I n the quest, because,
T rue happiness continues to be the goal for
Y oung and old alike, especially in this complicated world
John Derek Hamilton
Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2017
you're everything to me
a hidden longing deep within
just like the air breath
when I feel alone at times
you'll hold my hand tightly and being around
through my laughter or my tears
you'll comfort me and give me faith
you are a precious gift of love
you fill my soul with the meaning of love
for even in the darkest hour
when all of hope seems gone
thought of a still resilience voice
to feel you within my reach
in my heart
you're always with me
there will be a place for you forever
now,a whole new world
just for you and me
this bond between us can't be broken
my life,you'll touch
I will be glad to have you in my life
I can share my interests with you
I'll search no more
cause you are a precious gift of love
Copyright © Lan Zhuang | Year Posted 2007
H onored I am to know you Harry
A favorite poet to me you are
R ight at the top of my poet family
R ise you do enter and win contests
Y orkshire man married and a father
H umor is surely your forte' sir
O h how I wish to be so clever
R emember our years at PoetrySoup
S eems we became family overnight
M aking history year after year
A nd I hope for many more years to come
N ow I dedicate this poem to you as your Christmas gift
For:"Gift Exchange" contest of P.D.
Carol Brown ~ 2011
3rd Place Winner
Copyright © Carol Sunshine Brown | Year Posted 2011
T Though, it officially comes just once a year,
H Halleluejah! We should be thankful year long.
A Allowing others to gather near,
N not just for one day and then be gone.
K Keeping love within our hearts,
S sending our prayers of thanks, daily to God above.
G Graciously sharing our bounty in part,
I inviting the homeless and little lost doves.
V Vast, should be our generosity,
I instead of ignoring, so deliberate.
N Nothing else helps your soul to feel, so completely.
G Giving a helping hand and hope, to those less fortunate.
D Don't be fooled into thinking, you can't make a difference.
A As you sit down with a few family and friends,
Y you could have been some ones deliverance
For Thanksgiving Day contest
inspired by Dane Ann Smith Johnsen
Copyright © Paula Swanson | Year Posted 2010
Cookies are addictive!
OoOoH! Here's one to snatch!
Okay...where's the chocolate chips?
Kraving too many of these treats
I want some now! But...I might get beeefy...
Every bite is mouthwatering, soft and crisp
Should I take another cookie?
Copyright © JW Earnings | Year Posted 2013
This is an Acrostic with Alliteration in the body.....
H aving Heavenly Healing Help
A lways Apply Approving Attitude
P ray Past Problems Perrish
P reventing Presuring Perceptive People
Y earning Yahweh Yuletide Yourself
N urture No Noxious Natives
E veryone Enjoy Each Event
W anting Winning Wellintentioned Wishes
Y es Yell "Yuck" Yearend
E nergy Eventually Exits Evenings
A llow Appropriate Active Attention
R emember Rally Reasonable Recreation
Copyright © Marty Owens | Year Posted 2009
HOUSE-a lovely place to share affection.
that is the root from where relation grows.
one day, a fine time it will become a tree.
a wonderful garden at the front and backside of house.
with colorful flowers at front
and sweet fruits and healthy vegetables at back.
a white stony pebbles way which,
leads to the garden park,
which is the place of peace.
a swing in the middle of garden,
keeps us thinking about the ups and downs of life.
house fully painted with white,
indicates the peace.
glassy windows which helps us to
watch the outside world, inside the house.
curtains,sofa,bed,etc., everything is of white
which always tells us to be peace
and to maintain silence and patience.
peace and patience will increase our love,
which makes our relation ship strong and more stronger.
and that's what is the aim of my dream house.
Copyright © lavanya ramamurthi | Year Posted 2014
Sense of humour, elevating our spirits
Musing over the simple things in life, rejoicing at what we find
Imagination stimulated, childlike, seeing the wonders in life
Light heartedness, laughing at one’s self!
Everything as it is meant to be, smiling, enjoying, the gift of life
Copyright © Amy Rose | Year Posted 2013
H ealthy body, sound mind and soul
A lways smile and laugh, no pretense at all
P eaceful life and contentment while reaching one’s goal
P icking flowers, dancing like a child at every nature’s call
I n reality, happiness escapes… not easy to find
N ymph-like in this world, spoiled by modern time
E lusive singing bird, endeavor to reach its chime
S pirit of acceptance, through prayers soon will shine
S eek persistently within our heart and mind
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Copyright © Galeo DS | Year Posted 2015
P aranoia permeates, etching itself into your fractured face,
A cacophony of constant pressure; life remains a stressful race,
N othing to hope for, no positives like promotion in the workplace,
I nability to love, relationships lift anchor and set sail without chase,
C hildren crushing dreams under mortgages; age grows with disgrace
Copyright © Dan Keir | Year Posted 2013
I ntegrity wins the game
N ot much escapes MORALITY
T ime takes apathy and encloses it in a gilded cage
H holidays are ever lasting, cheerful and filled with luster
I ntimacy is always allowed to speak out loud
S ocial skills are encouraged and enhanced
W ords of wisdom without apprehension are spoken aloud
O bedience is mastered in substantial ways
R econciliation is all we ever hear
L ove is always the last URGE
D ishonesty is lost in Gray SOLITUDE
A world where RIGHTEOUSNESS lives and POSITIVITY overflows. A WORLD of utopian DAYS locked in perfection' s EMBRACE
Copyright © VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER | Year Posted 2015