Posts tagged ‘smile’

April 20, 2018

All Colour

by Jem Croucher

I am all things colour
I look for a smile
Especially when
they’re not seen for a while
But it’s easier when
the sunshine comes out
and there’s things like
Spring and Summer about

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March 31, 2018

A little yellow…

by Jem Croucher

A little yellow’s what I need
Springtime needs to be here now
Winter’s overstayed its welcome
time to leave and take a bow

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March 24, 2018

Diamond Days

by Jem Croucher

Some days are diamond
the sea and the sky
azure blue with the sun
up there on high

Some days are damond
more precious than gold
when a sunshine embrace
brings me in from the cold

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March 23, 2018

Breakwater sunshadow

by Jem Croucher

Breakwater sunshadow
inspiration to me
speak of a time
I recall vividly

When Victorian lines
to the low water reach
with sea-sculpted grandeur
adorned every beach

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March 11, 2018

My Mum

by Jem Croucher

Just like the summer sunshine
My Mother shines for me
As she has done throughout the years
Unreservedly

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February 17, 2018

The stranger came…

by Jem Croucher

The sunshine came and visited
today for just a while
Somewhat like a stranger
but gave us cause to smile

With the year that’s still quite young
her warmth has yet to grow
But Spring is not that far away
and will soon be here you know

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February 10, 2018

Pyramid to sky

by Jem Croucher

The inverted pyramid ceiling
Friends Centre, Euston Road
Reached up to an iron sky
(the window up there showed)
Rain pitter-pattered gently
with peace upon the place
as I turned my eyes up skyward
with a smile upon my face

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February 3, 2018

The thing about yellow (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

5 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Yellow’ series

The thing about yellow
is that no matter how grey
the sight of it’s likely
to brighten your day

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February 2, 2018

Answer Zero

by pranabaxom

Asked only
A little of life
Life offered
Myriad temptations

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January 21, 2018

Oasis of Lovely

by Jem Croucher

Amongst the towering walls of glass
the concrete and the steel
a sculpture hanging in the trees
is calming and genteel

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January 13, 2018

Riding with Seagulls (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

4 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Seagulls’ series

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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January 6, 2018

Pixelated Smile

by Jem Croucher

On Rose Hill Close in Brighton
on the corner by the wall
A pixelated smiley face
colourful but small
we spied as we were waiting
for the traffic lights to change
Not something you see every day
it really was quite strange

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January 1, 2018

Twelve months one

by Jem Croucher

No. 6 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘Twelve Months’ series


Delicate, I bow my head
To the first day of the year
And give to it my blessing
For happiness and cheer

Twenty eighteen, here at last
January one
I bring a snowdrop promise
To the year that’s just begun

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December 30, 2017

Goative Greetings

by Jem Croucher

Goat jumped up the fence at me
At Tulley’s Farm today
Bleated out a greeting
Polite, as if to say
‘Good day to you, I’m very pleased
‘You took the time to come
‘And say hello to me today
‘It’s really rather fun’

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November 8, 2017

YOU ARE MY OASIS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I wake up
each morning
at my oasis
and soak
in the beauty
of your smile
in the soft
light of dawn

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October 30, 2017

Ode to Postman

by Venkat

No beard, no red fur
A smile of the moon

No cap, no sledge

Come hopping rockets

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October 28, 2017

Mind’s Eye Pictures II

by Jem Croucher

What is it with words
that by cause or by guile
Serve day by day
to give reason to smile?

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October 20, 2017

The Nasturtium Takeover Bid

by Jem Croucher

The nasturtium’s gone manic
now the summer is done
It’s begun to take over
and thinks it’s ‘the one’
If we left it unchecked
It would simply keep growing
and how big it would get
Well, there’s no way of knowing

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October 11, 2017

The Zest

by Jem Croucher

Resplendent the yellow
the daisy-like smiles
Their zest keeps me going
for miles and miles
Like a tonic for life
from fair nature’s hand
on the path that’s before me
across this great land

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October 9, 2017

The morning moon

by Jem Croucher

October morning
chill in air
with harvest moon
in blue sky there
Commuters with
their i-phones out
capture it
so there’s no doubt

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September 30, 2017

Nasturtium Fields

by Jem Croucher

Although they may be fading
in the sunshine here today
A field of bright nasturtiums
in proud exuberance lay

Yellows, red and orange
and in between some green
as wonderful a palette
as I think I may have seen

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September 22, 2017

Sunshine Bright

by Jem Croucher


Dawning bright, I know you well
you are a friend of mine
Always welcome, never shunned
the warming bright sunshine

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September 18, 2017

Sunshine back

by Jem Croucher

The week had rained consistently
But when Saturday morning came
Drying all the puddles up
The sunshine came again

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September 15, 2017

You can never have too much yellow

by Jem Croucher

You can never have too much yellow
for it’s the colour of the sun
And I’d challenge you to disagree
it’s not loved by everyone

For me that’s going to be the case
for as long as I can see
For it’s synonymous with summer
Where I so love to be

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September 9, 2017

Sealegs Wobble

by Jem Croucher

We’ve been back home now
for almost two days
with parts of us still out there
in many different ways

It’s called a ‘sealegs wobble’
after a week at sea
A strange but lovely feeling
from a place we love to be

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September 8, 2017

Sixteen hundred

by Jem Croucher

Part 20 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

And of the sixteen hundred
just one-thirty occupied
Five this week we’ve been to
many more of which we’ve spied

Corfu, Kefalonia
Crete, Santorini, Rhodes
Five islands we’ve just been to
Though Greece, of course, has loads

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August 22, 2017

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

You can learn a lot about me
without me ever having to say a word
my hair blows in the wind

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August 20, 2017

At Sea

by Jem Croucher

‘At Sea’ – 2 0f 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Slumber with the engine’s thrum
through decks one to five
Come morning though, the sunshine
makes us come alive

Streaming through our window
across a deep blue sea
This borders on perfection
for my soulmate, Sal, and me

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