Patricia Grantham

Gold Star - 6,242 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Simple Pleasures - Poem by Patricia Grantham

Watching all of the sweet smiles on a loved ones face
Running around the race track and keeping up the pace
Touching the dew drops glistening on the wet ground
Going out to dinner then stepping out on the town

Getting together for a picnic in a lush green park
Laughing and playing many games long after the dark
Walking barefoot over the soft warm sand at the beach
Looking up at the stars at night that's too far to reach

Sitting and talking on the porch gazing up at the moon
Wondering how awesome not wanting to go to bed too soon
Humming a lively tune or singing a medley of love songs
Thinking about what went right and not about the wrongs

Tasting sweet honey from a hive freshly made by the bees
Smelling the fresh aromas emanating from magnolia trees
Listening to the voice and sounds of every living thing
Enjoying the many blessings that a brand new day can bring

Remembering the good old times that you and others shared
Hugging and kissing in showing others how much you cared
Giving a helping hand to some who show they are in need
Sitting there with the lonely showing someone a kind deed

Savoring the taste of a succulent and very delightful dish
Watching a shooting star at night and then making a wish
Reaching out your hands to others always with a tender touch
Telling your friends and loved ones how you love them so much

Reading a bedtime story to a young child sitting on your lap
Getting together with the youth just for a little time to rap
Wrote a letter then picked up the phone to dial an old friend
Enjoy the simple pleasures in life for soon it'll come to an end

Copyright 2013

Topic(s) of this poem: letter

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was written telling of some of the simple things
in life that we miss out on. It isn't always the great and
earth shattering events that have the most impact on our lives
but the seemingly small and insignificant ones that does. I
am quite sure that the list can go on and on. Life simple
pleasures enjoy yours to the fullest. Love and peace.

Comments about Simple Pleasures by Patricia Grantham

  • Daniel Brick Daniel Brick (6/10/2015 11:29:00 AM)

    Your prose comment clarifies the meaning of all the images of simple pleasures in the poem. How many days would it take to do each one just once - probably three weeks or more. That just adds emphasis to your list of simple pleasures because they can more than fill up your time with joy. But your closing last half line IT'LL ALL END SOON
    reminded me of a line by Andrew Marvell that haunts me: FOR AT MY BACK I ALWAYS HEAR TIME'S WINGED CHARIOT HURRYING NEAR. (Report) Reply

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  • Frank Russell (9/26/2014 6:01:00 AM)

    This really strikes a chord in our stressed-out techno-society. Thanks so much for the sweet reminder. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (7/6/2014 4:36:00 AM)

    Simple pleasures in life are life its self the most pleasurable and your poetic list is perfect in love and peace... are we so lucky to give...regards (Report) Reply

  • F. J. Thomas F. J. Thomas (6/30/2014 9:21:00 AM)

    What a full and peaceful piece Patricia; how very lovely :) (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (3/15/2014 11:17:00 AM)

    Wow.... Enjoyed this wonderfully rhyming poem with the list of simple pleasures one can have in the space of a single day. They are not not very valiant deeds or actions of heroic proportions. They are ordinary things, an ordinary man can do or have in life.....! But what difference, such small pleasures can effect in our life! How much of a beautiful tint and vitality, they can offer to our otherwise colourless and drab existence! ! Enjoyed much! A sure 10 for this! (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur Amitava Sur (1/8/2014 12:07:00 AM)

    A lovely write up what I really enjoyed. Yes, there are so many small small incidents in life (specially in child hood & old age) which may be insignificant but they give a solace & pleasure in life. always you can not be serious or suffocated........ very nice (Report) Reply

  • Laurie X3 (12/7/2013 5:08:00 PM)

    No it isn't the the earth shattering events sometimes that have the greatest effect, you are right. Sometimes the most quiet moments side by side, sharing space, a glance eye to eye....and a thought that brings it all back......sigh..... (Report) Reply

  • Om Chawla Om Chawla (12/3/2013 5:14:00 AM)

    Truly, it is these little little things that make our life easier and pleasant despite very many difficulties, only thing is that we should not overlook them. Well written. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren Valerie Dohren (12/1/2013 2:59:00 PM)

    There are so many things to enjoy in life, despite the many downs. A lovely list. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (11/30/2013 6:06:00 PM)

    nice this write was full of pleasures... (Report) Reply

  • Nader Baheri Nader Baheri (11/29/2013 12:53:00 AM)

    yes life is full of just small happinesses and things that simply we ignore.on the other hand may i say life is full of enormous sadnesses that we hardly take them on our lives?
    ~nb (Report) Reply

  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen Musfiq Us Shaleheen (11/28/2013 10:20:00 PM)

    i go with Aftab Alam, my bro...its a beautiful poem.. as a pearl glistening the light through it...simply great...10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo Dee Corpolongo (11/24/2013 10:03:00 AM)

    This is such a great poem, and it's meaning is perfect....and you are so right.
    You made me think of memories past, and the simple times I wish did last.
    Beautifully descriptive and perfectly chosen. Thank you for sharing this! (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/23/2013 10:37:00 AM)

    Simplicity in life itself is complicated why to make complex the words chosen by you is like pearl glistening in the poem a lovely write 10 for this thank Patricia (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (11/21/2013 5:05:00 PM)

    the simple things in life are most important and long lasting. good read (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin Sallam Yassin (11/21/2013 11:19:00 AM)

    reading bedtime story to a young child sitting on your lap
    the culmination- sweetest of sweet (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (11/20/2013 7:57:00 AM)

    Dear Patricia such amazing words. I felt like I was sitting on the back porch reading this. I am so with you. Especially as experiencing the frustration with modern day society causing many issues with our youth. Most certainly worth saving. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla Tirupathi Chandrupatla (11/20/2013 7:20:00 AM)

    This poem is simply beautiful. Express to all your loved ones how much you love them. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr Hans Vr (11/20/2013 4:26:00 AM)

    Great wisdom here, Patricia. So true, we always want the great things and we forget to count and be grateful for our simple blessings that can really make us happy if just would pay sufficient attention to them.
    I loved the poem. excellent work (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 7, 2016

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