Posts tagged ‘happiness’

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


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

December 1, 2015

Music my passion

by Jem Croucher


Spent a day listening to music
Tunes from across many years
Some which brought a smile to my face
And others which brought a few tears

There were spine tingling moments in there
And times when I jumped to my feet
To dance a while round the living room
When impossible to stay in my seat

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November 13, 2015

Sometimes the sea

by Jem Croucher


Sometimes it whispers
and sometimes it growls
Sometimes it rumbles
and sometimes it howls
Sometimes it’s calm
and as quiet as a lamb
And sometimes it’s angry,
throws its toys from the pram

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October 27, 2015

The simple things

by Jem Croucher


We’ve been here before
but the effect is the same
In this place we come back to
again and again
A long tunnel of trees
with sunlight ahead
And the fragrance of forest
in the paths we have led

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October 2, 2015

Sea of Heart

by Jem Croucher


Sun glare on the water
staring out to sea
Caught up in a moment
completely blissfully

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October 1, 2015

Sea of Child

by Jem Croucher


By listening very carefully
I could hear it on the air
My call across the many years
to me still walking there
The beach where many summer spent
as a boy with dirty knees
To which half a century later
I returned on Autumn breeze

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September 17, 2015

The River

by Jem Croucher


As the sun sets over shadowed hills
the tidal river flows
Meandering through the valley plain
as out to sea it goes
Enraptured in this evening light
we amble hand in hand
From High Trees along the river bank
in this fine Sussex land

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September 11, 2015


by Venkat


It seemed
Being a perfect fit

It seemed
Being a misfit

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August 14, 2015

A brightening

by Jem Croucher


Caught a movement in the undergrowth
Looked down at my feet
Saw a little face down there
Looking up, quite sweet
It was a friendly squirrel
Foraging for some food
I smiled and thought that seeing this
Was really rather good

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August 12, 2015

Of an evening

by Jem Croucher


Of an evening spent down by the sea
with waves lapping there quietly
I’ll let the silence encapsulate me
At the end of a wonderful day

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