General Poetry posted October 14, 2021

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Things that make me happy

Some Things That Make Me Happy

by Paul McFarland

For things that make me happy,
I will make a list for you.
There's many things that I could cite,
But I'll choose just a few.

When I do something 'round the house,
And my wife gives me praise.
And when my boss says, "Job well done,"
Then offers me a raise.

When I wake up and realize
Today's a holiday.
When visiting the dentist,
And he says there's no decay.

When hurricanes go out to sea,
And leave us safe on land.
When reading some directions
I can finally understand.

When all my family get the flu,
And it bypasses me.
When finally someone tells the truth
When they say, "It is free."

When I can lend a helping hand
To someone who's not whole.
When I can feel the Grace of God
Way down deep in my soul.

What Makes Me Happy writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a RHYMED poem, minimum three stanzas long, on what makes you happy. Any rhyme scheme, any style - from a sonnet to a quatrain. NO FREE VERSE.



Hopefully, everybody can make a list like this.
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