Posts tagged ‘smile’

May 26, 2017

The Princes Square Peacock

by Jem Croucher

The Princes Square peacock
in full Art Nouveau
looks down from on high
to the people below

And Buchanan Street shoppers
as they venture within
can gaze up to its wonder
with a smile or a grin

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May 1, 2017

Our Happy Place

by Jem Croucher

There is a place in London
where we’ve been members for a while
that we’re proud to call our happy place
as it always brings a smile

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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 15, 2017

Easter smiled

by Jem Croucher

Poetry challenge: Easter poem

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Shadow of a crown of thorns
upon there on the wall
Contrasted in the brightness
sweetest thing I saw

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April 5, 2017

A synergy born

by Jem Croucher

The spirea’s in full bloom
with its blossom abundant
and the warmth of the sunshine
means Winter’s redundant

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March 31, 2017

Seal

by Jem Croucher

On the rocks by an island
with the tide going out
I saw a seal lounging
and gave him a shout

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March 28, 2017

The song of Spring

by Jem Croucher

I’m sitting in the sunshine
in my garden, it’s still March
But the song of Spring is here
with the blackbird and the larch
And it’s warm outside the breeze
in the shelter of this place
And you can see how much I love it
by the smile upon my face

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February 2, 2017

London Buzz

by Jem Croucher

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Heading to London
it’s been quite a while
Yet, always a visit
elicits a smile
It still brings a buzz
every time I come here
with so much to see
and bring me some cheer

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December 30, 2016

Finding Rhyme

by Jem Croucher

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Every once in every while
as I write I find a smile
It has a lot to do with style
and sometimes just a little guile
So as I write I find that I’ll
find words which rhyme which I’ll compile
All to combine to my profile

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December 29, 2016

Simple

by Jem Croucher

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Flowers bring
simple pleasure
always to be found

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December 16, 2016

Alf the angels’ teaboy

by Jem Croucher

Poetry Challenge: Christmas poem


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Alf the angels’ teaboy
took pride in what he did
He always warmed the teapot
never once left off the lid
He used just the right amount of milk
in the cup first, such was his ilk
and mopped up every drop he spilt
This was his lot in life

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December 4, 2016

Being Nice

by Jem Croucher

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It’s always so much nicer
being nice throughout a day
Instead of being horrid
(That’s what I think anyway)

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November 29, 2016

A pleasing distraction – sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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On cold winter days
for a pleasing distraction
the thought of Springtime flowers

Caught on a warm breeze
to embellish me with their
wonderful fragrant bouquet

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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 5, 2016

October dawned

by Jem Croucher

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With rain today October dawned
Autumn’s finally here
but I’m grateful for the summer
which has brought us lots of cheer

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August 20, 2016

Three weeks

by Jem Croucher

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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 12, 2016

Life is a wayside flower

by Jem Croucher

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Saw a little wayside flower
growing right there in the street
Finding just enough moisture
to prosper down there at my feet

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August 5, 2016

Squirrel

by Jem Croucher

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I was minding my own business
walking through the park
In very early morning
having risen with the lark
Seems I was not the only one
up at that time of day
As there were many squirrels
passing by me on the way

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July 31, 2016

Lavender for a smile

by Jem Croucher

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Yes, I know it looks lovely
in the sunshine out there
But, cropped now its fragrance
is filling the air
So, for double the pleasure
I have a lavender pile
Whilst outside there’s new growth
with crop two for a smile

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July 24, 2016

The sun, some flowers and a smile

by Jem Croucher

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Nasturtiums and Geraniums
in the bright sunshine
Taking pictures of them out there
because all of these are mine
Oranges and yellows
offset by splash of pink
All looking pretty lovely
and splendid, don’t you think?

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July 22, 2016

The satisfaction of a quiet morning

by Jem Croucher

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And in these quiet moments
at the beginning of the day
the peace each brand new morning brings
before the frack and fray
I breathe, I smile, I lift my head
and look up to the sky
safe in this brief contentment
which will always satisfy

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July 6, 2016

Suited and booted

by Jem Croucher

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I don’t know where they were going
all suited and booted and fine
But the pleasure of seeing them pass me by
was singularly mine
Seven o’clock in the morning
with London as quite as could be
A horse and carriage on Birdcage Walk
slowly passing by me

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April 9, 2016

Happy

by Jem Croucher

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Happy‘s so much better
than being glum I always find
Encouraging contentment
and a constant peace of mind
It’s so much easier to smile
and be jolly all the time
As a frown takes lots of effort
as it does to always whine

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April 5, 2016

Dancing

by Jem Croucher

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I’m delving deep today
and dancing in my mind
On my way to London
as my senses are aligned
Listening to my music
hearing rhythm and a beat
Dancing as I travel
in my precious window seat

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March 18, 2016

Echo on the water

by Jem Croucher

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There’s an echo on the water
at this quiet time of day
as the river slowly flows
before the world comes out to play
Silently I stand and breathe
and smile at what I see
For this really is a special place
where I am fortunate to be

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March 10, 2016

Under the weather

by Jem Croucher

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On days when I am feeling
a bit under the weather
I try to think of nicer things
to keep myself together
So instead of dwelling on the rain
and the cold this time of year
My thoughts turn to the summer
and long days of warmth and cheer

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February 2, 2016

The thing about yellow

by Jem Croucher

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

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January 18, 2016

The power of a daffodil in winter

by Jem Croucher

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Someone brought some daffodils
to brighten up the place
They put sunshine yellow in our home
and a smile upon my face
It’s still too early for the spring
with winter time out there
But as it’s summertime inside our house
we don’t mind or care

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