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Some Things That Make Me Happy

Things that make me happy

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Comment from lyenochka
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Well, I agree most with the last two lines - "feeling the Grace of God deep within my soul" has to rank way up there in the happiness scale. But I'm not sure about being the only one spared the flu!

 Comment Written 21-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 21-Oct-2021
    Thanks, Helen. You are probably right about the flu.
Comment from Cecilia Lynne1
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I have enjoyed reading your poem

It works well with the rules set down by the contest requirement

You have embraced and shared things that make you happy, thus lending to the appropriate title of the poem.

I wish you all the best with your entry it is well written and held my attention.








 Comment Written 17-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 18-Oct-2021
    Thanks, Cecilia. You have made me very happy.
reply by Cecilia Lynne1 on 21-Oct-2021
    Well deserved and most welcome.
Comment from C. Gale Burnett
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I love how you thought this one out. Your poem feels different from others in that you have expressed specific blessings of everyday life as they directly relate to you. Some lines had me laughing, some amused, some 'oh yeah'.

That last stanza was pure perfection. Maybe because that's where my heart is too.

You did good!

 Comment Written 17-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 17-Oct-2021
    Thanks, Gale. Hopefully your list of happy things is long.
reply by C. Gale Burnett on 18-Oct-2021
    It is indeed. Truly :) Even in the most trying of times, I recognize God's care and the beauty all around me.
    You had my vote for this wonderful creation.
Comment from LJbutterfly
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This poem is superb. It's the perfect list of things that we've all experienced, like the boss saying "Job well done," or the dentist, and hurricanes that go out to sea. But the last stanza carries the deepest message, "When I can feel the Grace of God Way down deep in my soul."
Best wishes in the contest.

 Comment Written 17-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 17-Oct-2021
    Thanks, LJ. The last stanza does say it all.
Comment from Pam (respa)
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-Good artwork and
a poem to go with it.
-Effective imagery, rhyme,
and meter create a smooth
flow of ideas.
-You have many good examples
of what makes you happy from
small things to larger ones.
-The dentist is always a
big one if you have to
get more serious work,
but otherwise, it is a good outcome.
-I like the one about "directions
you can understand!"
-The last two verses are
very good, and show your
care and concern for others.
-A very good entry; good luck!

 Comment Written 17-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 17-Oct-2021
    Thanks, Pam. Yes, the dentist is a biggy.
reply by Pam (respa) on 18-Oct-2021
    You are welcome, and I agree!!
Comment from lancellot
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This is very nice list. You have some very tender moments here and some funny ones too. I think you did a great job with alternate rhyme scheme and then you stuck the landing with feeling Log deep down in you soul.

A very strong entry.

 Comment Written 17-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 17-Oct-2021
    Thanks for the review. Rhyming is always important to me.
Comment from jenintorre
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I really loved reading this poem. The rhyme, rhythm and content are all spot on. So worthy of six stars. I wish you lots of luck in the competition. Jen.

 Comment Written 17-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 17-Oct-2021
    Thanks, Jen. Your review made me happy also.
Comment from Hitcher
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Your What makes me happy poem made me smile. Getting praise for doing something round the house, ha ha, Yeah! No Decay, Yeah! I work for myself so can give myself a raise, OH Yeah! I enjoyed your little pleasures friend, good luck!

 Comment Written 16-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 16-Oct-2021
    Thanks, Hitch. I'm retired, so the raises are gone.
Comment from Robert Zimmerman
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Hello Mystery Man.

I enjoyed the positive message and excellent rhyme scheme in your poem. We live in times when people expect to be miserable. I appreciate your message of not being miserable. Good luck in the contest.

Robert



 Comment Written 16-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 16-Oct-2021
    Thanks, Robert. One of the reasons that I am not miserable is that I live in rural Maine. I stay here, close to home, as much as I can.
Comment from Spangle
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This is beautifully written and offers some wonderful examples of uplifting situations that help induce happiness. It is easy for many readers to relate to and a smile producer for sure!

 Comment Written 16-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 16-Oct-2021
    Thanks for the review. I hope this poem produced a lot of smiles.
reply by Spangle on 16-Oct-2021
    I am sure it did. :-)