Patricia Grantham

Gold Star - 6,419 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

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (6/30/2016 12:21:00 PM)

    Congratulations. Awesome write. Simple pleasure is more joyful than the pleasure of moment.10++++ (Report) Reply

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  • Bernard Snyder Bernard Snyder (6/28/2016 11:36:00 PM)

    This poem I can relate to so easily. Congrats on it being chis an as 'POEM of the day! Awesome Patricia! (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (6/28/2016 8:49:00 PM)

    So delightful, this poem.
    I especially love the last line:
    Enjoy the simple pleasures in life for soon it'll come to an end.
    Congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (6/28/2016 5:20:00 PM)

    Simply beautiful. Thought provoking and the want to read again. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Ovi-enita Odiete Ovi-enita Odiete (6/28/2016 2:37:00 PM)

    This is just so beautiful.......... Congrats (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (6/28/2016 12:27:00 PM)

    The little thing that we sometimes take for granted are what really make the difference in life. A well worded work my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (6/28/2016 12:26:00 PM)

    Bursting with beauty is this creative and compelling composition. Well done my friend! Congrats on this poem being chosen as poem of the day. Well deserved! (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur Amitava Sur (6/28/2016 10:56:00 AM)

    Hi - Dear Patricia - congratulation for writing such a beautiful poem which justifies the honor, given to this poem. KUDOS to you. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/28/2016 8:59:00 AM)

    A great poem out of the most simple things, which if enjoyed can fill ones life with immense joy. Heartiest congrats for composing such a beautiful poem as also on it's rightfully being selected as Poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee Jasbir Chatterjee (6/28/2016 5:37:00 AM)

    Such a lovely poem! Congrats on being poet of the day, Patricia! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (6/28/2016 5:21:00 AM)

    Freshly made by the bees! And, to respect nature. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • The Princess The Princess (6/28/2016 5:17:00 AM)

    Congratulations! A beautiful write about the gifts of a brand new day. A positive and uplifting write! Think about the rights and not the wrongs of the day! This kind of mindset will always make you smile! (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa Akachukwu Lekwauwa (6/28/2016 4:37:00 AM)

    a wonderful sermon....the little things are actually the most beautiful things in life. I enjoyed the the flow. congratulations (Report) Reply

  • Loke Kok Yee (6/28/2016 2:57:00 AM)

    beautiful and meaningful! !
    congrats and thanks (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (6/28/2016 2:10:00 AM)

    Simple pleasures are the best pleasures of life.
    Sitting, watching, remembering, tasting and savouring the little, yet lovely things
    of nature gives immense pleasure. Thank you for reminding that these are some
    of my favourite things too! (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (6/28/2016 1:12:00 AM)

    I make it a point to be present and appreciate to the fullest, moments of simple pleasure, and I tell others to do it as well. Nicely written, Patricia. Congrats (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • 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

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 7, 2016


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