Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Grin and Share It

The following is an unpaid
Public Smile Promotion:


A sprite of sunlight
Rippling on the water
Monarch marionettes
Dipping in and out of
Milkweed flowers
That first sip of champagne
A fizz and shimmer on your tongue
The warm brown eyes of
A happy lab
Yeasty warm bread, melted butter
A smile from a fellow shopper
Erasing your focused frown 
(from trying to choose the least hard melon)
A morning, and evening hug
With a snuggle while you sleep
There's plenty
More, keep 
Thinking...
Celebrate your smiles
Time to up the ante
Kids smile 400 times/day
Adults only twenty


This is from the prompt (thank you Mary!) at Poetryjaam.blogspot.com


Please leave one of your favorite reasons to smile--c'mon get happy! :-)








32 comments:

  1. This is lovely - always so much to smile about. And I enjoy your self-description on the left:)

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    1. Thank you Sherry! It was fun to write :-)

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  2. I love the spirit of this. There are indeed so many things to smile about.

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    1. Thank you Peggy, your beautiful photos always make me smile :-)

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  3. I like the images, especially "monarch marionettes" and the spirit too. I especially like the contrast in the statistics about childrens' and adults smiling behavior.

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  4. Why, your poem made me smile!!! Thank you for the gift.

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    1. Helen you always make me smile with your kind words--thank you so much--

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  5. I love how you set this up to mimic a PSA, very clever indeed. Lots of great images in this, I'm also quite drawn to "monarch marionettes." I have to agree, we all should smile a little more :) Thanks so much for sharing this over at Poetry Jam!

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    1. Thank you for the great prompt Mary! Glad you liked the "monarch marionettes" Love the way they move :-)

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  6. Interesting to learn that kids smile 400 times a day and adults only 20. We've got to do something to change that. I love 'the warm brown eyes of a happy lab.' Now THAT would make me smile!

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    1. Thank you Mary! Me too, pretty much any doggie will do :-) (though, not doggie doo...) *wink*

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  7. Love this! Kids do indeed smile 400 x a day. I love my life because my grandson is smiling in it and when I am with him, I smile 400x a day too.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! A child's smile is definitely contagious--glad you're you're smile muscles are getting plenty of exercise :-)

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  8. I love your optimism! True, we do have so much to smile about. :) Wonderful poem with cheerful images :)

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    1. Thank you Loredana, nice to see you here again :-)

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  9. Many reasons to smile and be grateful ~ We need to remember such lovely gifts ~ Nice share ~

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  10. Yes, Sara!!! Such a great idea...is that true by the way 400 versus 20...wow, if so, sad.

    Happy thoughts...dragonfly landing on my sun-kissed skin and the baby seeing that for the first time...delighted eyes are the ultimate prize!

    BIG warm smiles to you, Sara!!

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    1. Hannah! Such wonderful images and kind comments--Thank you! Unfortunately, that number is true. However, after all the lovely words from fellow poets here, I'm sure I'm up to at least 100--Big warm smiles back to you :-)

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  11. I'm still alive - and so are those I love!

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    1. That's a perfect reason. Thank you for stopping in and commenting :-)

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  12. So many reasons for celebration. I love that you can find so much to find joy in.

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    1. Thank you Judy, you stopping by with such a lovely comment is one more reason! :-)

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  13. i am def all for more smiling....and i like your resons & imagery....reason to smile...it usually has to do with being with my boys honestly...smiles.

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    1. Thank you Brian! My boyz bring out the smiles in me too :-)

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  14. Lovely poem. Some lovely imagery here. I liked the challenge of "Time to up the ante." I'll try to smile more! Your poem is the start of a revolution!

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    1. ND, I can only hope! :-)

      Thank you so much for stopping in and commenting.

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  15. oh heck..way to go for us adults..def. need to smile more.. yeah...time to up the ante..thanks for reminding us..

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  16. Oh, Sara, this actually made me smile reading it. I didn't know that statistic... frightening. OK, my favorite reason to smile is when I hear my daughter Riley's ringtone on my phone, because she's calling to hang with her old mom. And for a 24-year-old woman, that's such a nice quality. Also anytime Lex walks in the room... Peace, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/06/18/an-honor-plus-a-poem-passionate/

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!