Posts tagged ‘Laughter’

June 13, 2016

Ruby Red

by Jem Croucher


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

sea 7

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.

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


by Jem Croucher


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

Groyne Two

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


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


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


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

February 11, 2013

Back In the Flow

by russtowne

When I make plans
Life often intrudes
But I believe that
Is just an excuse

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