Posts tagged ‘happiness’

May 16, 2017

Allotment II

by Jem Croucher

The allotment’s looking lovely
if I do say so myself
We’ve been doing lots of digging
‘Cos it’s quite good for our health
We’ve got some fruit trees growing
and have planted lots of seeds
And in between the watering
have been pulling up the weeds

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May 2, 2017

Long Awaited

by Jem Croucher

A day long awaited
arrives and I’m ready
Gear is all packed
and weather looks steady
Dry bags for the rain
if it comes just in case
But I’m hoping that they
will remain in their place

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April 20, 2017

Smile III

by Jem Croucher

I only have five letters
but they go a long, long way
Combined they spell out something
that will brighten up a day
Sometimes I’m told I use it
too often in my verse
But I tend to ignore that
for the other thing is worse

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April 17, 2017

Blue, the beach, twilight and a wander

by Jem Croucher

Lights in the far distance
across the darkening sand
In swiftly facing twilight
as night-time gathers and
the beach and sea reflect the blue
with a peaceful lapping sound
And we’re the only people here
with silence all around

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December 26, 2016

Close to the sea

by Jem Croucher


The joy of a home
that is so
close to the sea

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December 23, 2016

The seagull’s cry

by Jem Croucher


The seagulls’ cry
of living by the sea

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December 6, 2016

Pictures II

by Jem Croucher


Do you have a picture
one close to your heart
Capturing a moment
from which you cannot part?
Perhaps it looks like mine
though I have many, truth be told
Ones I will keep with me
Until I’m very old

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November 11, 2016


by Jem Croucher


I think perhaps that Fridays
are of a week my favourite day
As they often happen after
four days of toil and fray

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October 27, 2016


by A. Marie

Pumpkin orange makes our home,
held with the warm hearth,
domed with thoughts of snow,
old and lingering leaves,
handwritten letters that have piled on our stoop,

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October 25, 2016

Inspirations (Acrostic Challenge)

by 50djohnson


Poetry challenge: Acrostic poem.

From the lonely “I”sland of emotion flowing from deep within

Ever bubbling upward”N”eath all the confusion wondering where it has been .

Desperately trying to “S”pring forth joyfully into the light of day.

Pushing through layers of “P”ain, as a bulb bursting through the soil of clay.

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October 10, 2016

Like A Sunflower

by markfahmy
Like a sunflower in a sunny field,
she would smile at everyone,

as if every face she met was her sun.

photo from
October 8, 2016

On One Knee

by markfahmy


You look at me,
with eyes full of light
Like a hundred windows to your soul
opening so bright.

You smile, and I,
struck with such unparalleled beauty,
cannot but smile at your pretty face
as the sun behind us fades.

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September 23, 2016

In Life I Discovered

by markfahmy


In life
I discovered
that the more you give thanks ,
the more you receive.

the more you recite the good moments,
the more they come running towards you.
the more you wonder in awe at this vast Earth,
the more you are born again like new.

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August 20, 2016

Three weeks

by Jem Croucher


I’ve turned the Blackberry off
and my bag is stowed away
as I’ll not be thinking ‘work’
for a three-week holiday
Part of it will be abroad
and part spent by the sea
relaxing in the sunshine
where I really love to be

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August 14, 2016

Routemaster No.5

by Jem Croucher


I saw a little London bus
on a table for a pound
At the car boot sale down on the Rec.
just waiting to be found
It’s been played with many times before
an original Matchbox toy
Something I was chuffed to find
for it’s sure to bring me joy

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July 18, 2016

Rare moments

by Jem Croucher


Capturing rare moments
bring a soliloquy
even if I’m by myself
‘tho most would still agree
For there’s substance in these words
which rings true with everyone
The joy of finding heaven
is a thing which must be done

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July 17, 2016

Lavender Nirvana

by Jem Croucher


Found my lavender nirvana
down near Chichester today
A field of purple flowers
gave me heaven by the way
With intoxicating fragrance
and the sound of honey bees
There were tears of joy at just the sight
As I fell down to my knees

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May 30, 2016

The class of ’81

by Jem Croucher


We all got lost in Loughborough
couldn’t find our way around
But then it has been quite a while
since we all lived in this town
Nothing looked familiar
No landmarks did we see
It really was confusing
(How hard could all this be?)

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February 28, 2016


by John S

I see them aloft-
your dreams,

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February 5, 2016

Self Inquiry – Part 1

by Venkat


In search of truth
I left falsity
And felt the toes, smooth as glass

In search of good
I left the bad
And felt the fingers, shine as glass

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January 28, 2016

Yellow morning song

by Jem Croucher


Yellow sky this morning
in a very special way
tells me that it’s going to be
another lovely day
A far cry from the winter
we expect this time of year
as it’s up in double figures
to add an extra dose of cheer

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January 10, 2016


by Venkat

Two Jars

are we not
with those units
of measurement, held
in each other’s conscious eyes

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January 6, 2016

The walking to work song

by Jem Croucher


With reflections in puddles
as I’m walking along
the timbre of my thoughts
falling naturally to song
the rhythm of the world
helps me hum a little ditty
as it’s mirrored down there at my feet
looking really pretty

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December 25, 2015

Here’s to Christmas

by Jem Croucher

shoreham green sheep

The concrete sheep have reindeer ears
in Shoreham where they’ve been for years
There are shiny bikes out in the street
and dogs in jackets looking sweet

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December 23, 2015

Anticipation II

by Jem Croucher

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.

Anticipation lies waiting
as excitement grows
from the ends of my fingers
to the tips of my toes
And though all my children
are all grown up now
the magic’s stayed with us
and is stronger somehow

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December 21, 2015

The Gift – Troiku (Christmas Poetry Challenge)

by Bastet

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.


wrapped in red
awaiting to be opened
a message of love

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December 18, 2015


by Jem Croucher


A precious thing, the word ‘release’
the art of letting go
finding freedom in the simple things
and practice going slow
Breathing deep the fresh sea air
to capture perfect bliss
Relaxing in these moments
seeing life for what it is

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December 13, 2015


by dokurtybitz


She smiles,
A slight, quirky upturn
Ready to bloom,
An orgasm
Demanding and getting
One in return.




she makes me smile