Leslie Alexis

Rookie - 145 Points (111111111 / Grenada)

All Things Lovely - Poem by Leslie Alexis

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.


Comments about All Things Lovely by Leslie Alexis

  • Silver Star - 3,622 Points Ken E Hall (5/17/2015 4:40:00 AM)

    You are like a friendly spider spinning a web of loveliness...sunshine tears and patience all wrapped in love with a message keep it up...regards (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 431 Points Lenny Camacho (10/5/2014 4:14:00 PM)

    sweet poem... like the smell of morning roses (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,599 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

  • Gold Star - 10,838 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 - 30,535 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

  • Rookie - 38 Points Lucifera Santez (10/5/2013 11:31:00 AM)

    wonderful.
    lovely web of words.
    liked it a lot.
    :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 47 Points Rosmin Elsa Mohan (10/8/2012 1:34:00 AM)

    Subtle thoughts so well portrayed.
    Top marks, Leslie: -) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,293 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 - 33 Points Mark Dillon (10/5/2012 4:49:00 AM)

    Absolutely so well put together and lovely to read, thank you. (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 - 165 Points Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (12/9/2009 2:00:00 AM)

    Catering imagery / theme thro’ words are unique… and you too do so…Les…
    Ten
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rosalita Fernandez (3/9/2009 12:03:00 PM)

    beautifully done, truely have a talent! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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 - 145 Points Nimal Dunuhinga (1/9/2009 4:49:00 PM)

    Really a very good thought provoking poem. (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

  • Rookie Blue Eyes (1/8/2009 10:59:00 PM)

    full of wisdom, i like it well penned. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Monyrath Prak (1/8/2009 6:49:00 PM)

    i really love it =] (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Keith Hendrickson (1/7/2009 1:14:00 PM)

    VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL. I LOVED IT (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 51 Points Naseer Ahmed Nasir (1/4/2009 8:00:00 PM)

    lovely things begin with the sunshine but never end with the sunset. Lovely poem Leslie........10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 29, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 22, 2012


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