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Leslie Alexis

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All Things Lovely


Lovely things begin with the sunshine.
Her rays illuminate faces
So that smiles can be seen.
Her love so bountiful
She shares with the world.

Next on the list is friendship.
Her bonds hold giants safely
Over ledges. Her eyes magnify
To infinity the good,
And make minuscule the bad.

Runner up is the gentle tear.
Her screams chase fears,
And streams wash away sorrow
For all.When joy bursts boundaries,
She bubbles and blossoms.

Next in line is patience.
Her grace eliminates wars.
Her foundation is love.
Her nature builds friendships.
She removes evil from the tongue.

Finally, and on par with sunshine is time.
She makes way for patience to ripen.
She allows friendship to crystallize
Into excellence. She replaces sorrow
With the hope of a better tomorrow.

Yet these are useless without people.
With arms to lay in the sunshine,
And bodies that keep the hearts of friends,
With whom you can share your tears,
Even if it is with time to grow patience.

Submitted: Monday, December 29, 2008
Edited: Sunday, January 22, 2012

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  • Freshman - 1,353 Points Kay Staley (10/5/2014 1:40:00 PM)

    I dont like the way this poems lays out on paper. It is to refined and not enough raw emotion either. On the good side, there it is nice that the author characterizes the virtues with identities to make them appear as if they are alive. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,293 Points Daniel Brick (10/5/2014 10:51:00 AM)

    This is a supremely lovely poem, which affirms the better part of our human nature in celebrating five blessed things: sunshine, friendship, a gentle tear, i.e. sympathy, patience and time. I was surprised to see time so prominently placed. Many lyric poets consider time the enemy of all lovely things because it places a limit on their freshness and allure. But you persuasively list three blessings of time, including SHE ALLOWS FRIENDSHIP TO CRYSTALLIZE INTO/EXCELLENCE (wonderful!) , and have convinced me of a whole new outlook on that WINGED CHARIOT HURRYING NEAR. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,751 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/5/2014 10:14:00 AM)

    Next in line is patience........to she removes evil from the tongue... a beautiful description of poem lines. So much hopes on life it gives and beautiful creativity and word power and so liked very much. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,177 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (10/5/2012 7:16:00 AM)

    ...She allows friendship to crystallize / Into excellence. She replaces sorrow / With the hope of a better tomorrow...

    Nice writing fit for PH. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Melanie Johnson (1/8/2010 10:24:00 AM)

    Oh my goodness.... I love this poem. =) You expressed it so well and it's just beautiful. Wow! Great work girl. =) Be blessed, Melanie (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lady Grace (12/30/2009 6:25:00 PM)

    the author is right...all things are lovely..

    patience is the most essential equalizer of all kinds of relationship..

    the poem is nicely done..the words are well expressed..so nice..this will go to my fav.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (2/15/2009 6:23:00 AM)

    a thought provoking poem...even in the title there ia lovely poetry...which set a music going along the poem...this poem is not over it should go on (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kite Remedy (1/9/2009 12:47:00 AM)

    very thoughtful, bringing me into a stern mood when reading it..
    great piece.. (Report) Reply

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