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(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

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Simple Pleasures

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
Written 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

Submitted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Edited: Monday, December 02, 2013


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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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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

  • 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.....

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    nice this write was full of pleasures...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pijush Biswas (11/25/2013 8:17:00 AM)

    I like the poem....well formed

  • 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!

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