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Cynthia BuhainBaello

(November 17,1949 / Manila, Philippines)

A Baby's Laughter


Each time I hear a baby's laughter
I feel a tickle in my heart.

I have to stop and listen better
Catching each note of musical art.

Such innocent laugh in joy released,
A soothing balm for a wearied soul.

All earthly worries seem to ease,
A baby's laughter makes me whole.




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(Composed July 18,2008 -Tarlac City Philippines

Submitted: Friday, June 26, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, July 07, 2009

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  • Bri Edwards (11/16/2012 2:06:00 PM)

    cynthia, I LIKE IT. i'm not sure if you meant to type laugh IN joy or laugh IS joy.....or how about innocent joy in laugh released? ? anyway, i got the nice comment from you about my poem ' when wife's in japan'. i tried to send you a private message but the site says you don't accept those. i don't blame you. so here in this comment IS my message: i don't know what transgressive meter is, not having studied the construction of poems (like in a classroom) . i get an idea for a topic and roll with my thoughts, often guided by my quest to usually rhyme and to often be humorous. thanks again for comment. bri (Report) Reply

  • Beth Johnson (7/2/2012 10:20:00 PM)

    Nice job! This was great so much joy.Really short left almost wanting more.I liked the last line the best :) beth (Report) Reply

  • Louis Rams (4/26/2012 9:17:00 AM)

    a baby s laughter is a blessing in disguise, it relieves your burdens so that you can fly. (Report) Reply

  • Katherine Cote (4/14/2012 9:57:00 AM)

    I love this poem - you have truly captured the feeling of what a baby's laugh does to one's soul! (Report) Reply

  • Thyris Taylor (3/30/2012 1:19:00 AM)

    I really like this poem. Beautiful expression, and clever use of language. Wonderful writing. (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (3/7/2012 2:11:00 AM)

    Pure and innocent, a baby's laughter powerfully influences our emotions, making us, along with them, laugh with all lightheartedness too. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (2/18/2012 5:07:00 AM)

    Nice loving thoughts on the sound of purity a child's laughter nothing is better...luvli...regards (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (10/10/2011 9:08:00 AM)

    this is so right
    a child's laughter is distressing
    and bringing joy to one's heart

    i like the 'soothing balm for a wearied heart' (Report) Reply

  • Monica Sevilla (2/28/2010 7:59:00 PM)

    wonderful poem! i love it..read my poem 'angelmine'in the second stanza you can relate to this poem..coz that poem was dedicated to my little angel whose smile and laughter was always my medicine (Report) Reply

  • Monica Sevilla (2/28/2010 7:57:00 PM)

    nice poem..i remembered the lines in the poem angelmine
    days have passed i made so many mistakes
    ive shed so many tears
    but just a smile from you takes it all away and i can
    make it through everytime you are with me! ! !
    that poem i made was dedicated to my baby..
    yes its true that there laughter can take away all the pains and sufferings in just a minute (Report) Reply

  • Lynn Glover (2/11/2010 10:51:00 AM)

    Hi Cynthia, like you I live and breathe rhythm style poetry. I really can almost hear the baby's laughter as you drew me right into the heart of your poem. Great Write. Your friend Lynn (Report) Reply

  • Chitra - (8/26/2009 1:27:00 AM)

    wonderful...i could hear the sonorous laughter through these fine words! (Report) Reply

  • Ro'ya Abdulaal (7/4/2009 4:24:00 AM)

    short but very sweet and deep, aren't babies just sooooooo innocent, I love your your little poem, well expressed (Report) Reply

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