Alan Alexander Milne

(18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956 / Kilburn, London)

Happiness


John had
Great Big
Waterproof
Boots on;
John had a
Great Big
Waterproof
Hat;
John had a
Great Big
Waterproof
Mackintosh --
And that
(Said John)
Is
That.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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  • Rookie Marilyn Staats (5/10/2009 10:17:00 AM)

    I think of this poem when I remember my daughter, age 3, refusing to remove her
    new Mary Jane shoes when she went to bed, the expression on my grandson's
    face, age 4, when he put on his new cowboy vest. I think of this poem often
    when something small - an unexpected kindness, a generous word - makes me
    happy. (Report) Reply

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