Posts tagged ‘Laughter’

June 25, 2017

The green and the grey

by Jem Croucher

The prevailing Sou’Westerly’s blowing quite hard
with white horses out there today
Its cooler but the view from the beach
is great with the green and the grey

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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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January 15, 2017

New Old Friends

by 50djohnson

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5 years ago last night my best friend had an aneurysm in her lung and passed away at 61. You just can’t go out and meet OLD Friends

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December 25, 2016

Christmas day haiku

by Jem Croucher

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And so it’s Christmas
Laughter, cries of joy and smiles.
Love is all around.

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November 11, 2016

Fridays

by Jem Croucher

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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 30, 2016

Waves & Laughter – haiku

by Jem Croucher

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The bigger the waves
the louder my shout becomes
Laughing on the shore

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October 19, 2016

Three Alpacas

by Jem Croucher

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We had a walk in the forest
and the woods round about
The weather was warm
and the sunshine was out
Then full of high spirits
it was back for some brunch
as it was too late for breakfast
and too early for lunch

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October 17, 2016

Geocaching

by Jem Croucher

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With the temperature feeling more like
early summer in the sun
We went geocaching in the forest
All seven having fun
Following co-ordinates
we found clues along the way
whilst pausing for some photographs
on this fine October day

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October 14, 2016

Roadtrip II

by Jem Croucher

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We’re off to the New Forest
for a long weekend of fun
Seven of us together
in the cool October sun
We’ve hired a big log cabin
In the woods at Sandy Balls
packing lots of warmer clothes
in case the winter calls

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August 10, 2016

When swans fly

by Jem Croucher

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When swans fly it is with grace
sustained with effort there
Slender necks streamlined in flight
elite and debonair

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August 6, 2016

Riding with seagulls

by Jem Croucher

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I’m riding with seagulls
down here on the beach
as they fly alongside me
just out of reach
It’s like swimming with dolphins
just as wonderful and
the only change is that
I’m still on the land

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July 4, 2016

A dog, the ‘force’ and a smile

by Jem Croucher

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n a patch of yellow flowers
he sat and looked at me
panting in the sunshine
and acting playfully
He was quite content to sit there
long enough to take a snap
before running off and playing
for he’s a boisterous little chap

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June 13, 2016

Ruby Red

by Jem Croucher

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Last summer I found rubies
They’d been kissed by the sun
They were so beautiful
and second to none
Growing there in abundance
in a meadowland field
A patch of pure treasure
from the sun’s warming yield

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February 21, 2016

Beside the sea

by Jem Croucher

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I watched the sea
it did me proud
It roared at me
I laughed out loud
The sun was warm
bright in my face
on Shoreham beach
my special place

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January 27, 2016

Sing a new Song

by 50djohnson

 

Think on These Things For Just Five Minutes!

When going through the valley, thinking laughter will never come again

Surprises of joy burst through the clouds every now and then.

Everyday just singing the woeful dirge of pain

Christ’s  presence helps us sing even in the pouring rain.

Never can one speak high enough of the virtues of laughter shared,

Power that courses through us like healing balm freely shared.

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December 23, 2015

Anticipation II

by Jem Croucher

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.
 
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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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August 7, 2015

Fields of long summers

by Jem Croucher

 

In fields of long summers
explored as a child
Seeking out blackberries
which grew in the wild
Enjoying adventures
in grass baked by the sun
Those were the days
filled with laughter and fun

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June 21, 2015

Solstice

by Jem Croucher

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Summer Solstice Father’s day
longest daytime too
Sunshine brought the magic
for this middle day of June

We sort of played some golf
and hit some balls around
But they went in all directions
mixed with laughter sound

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June 11, 2015

Counting my blessings

by Jem Croucher

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Started counting my blessings
but the task it is tough
Soon ran out of fingers
two hands not enough
One for each friend
and there are many of those
Far more than my fingers
and even my toes

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June 6, 2015

Exciting

by Jem Croucher

Storm over West Pier

Mugginess building
Yellowing skies
reckon we’ll soon be
in for surprise

Distant rumbling
of the thunder
Overhead dark
clouds asunder

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May 18, 2015

~ Living Life Vicariously 

by ladyliterati

Laughter drifted through the window

Flower petal curtains seemed to join;

Sheer happiness, sheer elegance,

Caught on a late spring breeze
Yesteryear memories found their way in

Wafted about the room as did lilac scent

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March 31, 2015

An evening out

by Jem Croucher

 

A manic day, rushing about
More emails in than emails out
Early start and finish late
Not denting much my full workstate

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December 21, 2014

Laughter

by Jem Croucher

 

It didn’t feel like morning
More like the middle of the night
Bleary eyed and half asleep
I could barely see the light

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November 13, 2014

Senior Moments

by Jem Croucher

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Save me from senior moments
They are getting worse and worse
So before I lose the plot completely
I’ll write some down in verse

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October 9, 2014

Sea Watch

by Jem Croucher

 

I watched the sea, it did me proud
I smiled at it and laughed out loud
The waves they roared, I roared right back
As I wasn’t having any of that

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May 1, 2014

Blissful Sound

by Apurva

Loony eyes, jingle

Jives, twirls around,

Head spins round,

Well worth,

Blissful sound

© Apurva

 

July 5, 2013

On the inside

by Devina

Poetry Challenge: Oxymoron

He took to the darkness like a moth to flame

Always found peace in the chaos

Flames licked him with an icy tongue

A calm sort of desperation

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February 26, 2013

daughters – haiku

by billgncs

where did my infants go?

two arrows fly free
beauty, kind hearts and laughter
a sparkling treasure