Treasure Island

Leslie Alexis

(111111111 / Grenada)

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All Things Lovely

Lovely things begin with the sunshine.
Her rays illuminate faces
So that smiles can be seen.
Her love so bountiful
She shares with the world.

Next on the list is friendship.
Her bonds hold giants safely
Over ledges. Her eyes magnify
To infinity the good,
And make minuscule the bad.

Runner up is the gentle tear.
Her screams chase fears,
And streams wash away sorrow
For all.When joy bursts boundaries,
She bubbles and blossoms.

Next in line is patience.
Her grace eliminates wars.
Her foundation is love.
Her nature builds friendships.
She removes evil from the tongue.

Finally, and on par with sunshine is time.
She makes way for patience to ripen.
She allows friendship to crystallize
Into excellence. She replaces sorrow
With the hope of a better tomorrow.

Yet these are useless without people.
With arms to lay in the sunshine,
And bodies that keep the hearts of friends,
With whom you can share your tears,
Even if it is with time to grow patience.

Submitted: Monday, December 29, 2008
Edited: Sunday, January 22, 2012

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (10/5/2012 7:16:00 AM)

    ...She allows friendship to crystallize / Into excellence. She replaces sorrow / With the hope of a better tomorrow...

    Nice writing fit for PH. (Report) Reply

  • Melanie Johnson (1/8/2010 10:24:00 AM)

    Oh my goodness.... I love this poem. =) You expressed it so well and it's just beautiful. Wow! Great work girl. =) Be blessed, Melanie (Report) Reply

  • Lady Grace (12/30/2009 6:25:00 PM)

    the author is right...all things are lovely..

    patience is the most essential equalizer of all kinds of relationship..

    the poem is nicely done..the words are well nice..this will go to my fav.. (Report) Reply

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (2/15/2009 6:23:00 AM)

    a thought provoking poem...even in the title there ia lovely poetry...which set a music going along the poem...this poem is not over it should go on (Report) Reply

  • Kite Remedy (1/9/2009 12:47:00 AM)

    very thoughtful, bringing me into a stern mood when reading it..
    great piece.. (Report) Reply

  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (1/2/2009 2:42:00 PM)

    Hi. Thank you all for your kind comments. the extra 'wordiness', are deliberate. If one was the think carefully, one would realise, that those extra words make all this things listed equal.. (Report) Reply

  • Gabriell Albert (1/2/2009 3:08:00 AM)

    This poem shows how much your heart can go for friends continue writing so I am be inspired to do the same (Report) Reply

  • Zayne Venilescos (1/1/2009 10:08:00 PM)

    I hate to be one of the few people who didn't find this poem that great as everyone else. I'm very picky when it comes to commenting poems unless I like them. Anyways, my review:

    The title, obviously would catch anyone's eye as you would imagine it would describe everything you find lovely. After reading the poem I really didn't see the point in the title.

    I hated how you used phrases as 'Next in line', 'Runner Up' 'Next on the list' it just seemed like you were doing just that. Listing.

    I found it also had no flow to it, with a few lines that were exceptions. I would have liked to have had a rhythm to it even if you don't like to rhyme or anything of the sort. You also used words to make it seem different. Words such as Ardently, Bountiful, Miniscule. Those words seemed forced into making your poem have more 'intelligent' words in it.

    I guess I just didn't see the meaning(s) or emotions behind this poem and it didn't keep my interest. As another person wrote, bears will go to the honey, so don't prompt, if a reader seems interested by the title, they'll read it. (Report) Reply

  • Ivor Hogg (1/1/2009 6:49:00 AM)

    Nice sentiments Lesley expresses in poetic prose rather choppy read aloud (Report) Reply

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