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(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Better To.... Rather Than....

Better to make someone smile
Rather than make them cry

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  • Neela Nath (5/26/2013 1:12:00 AM)

    I haven't gone thru this nice poem.When this was posted, I was very new @poemhunter.Val, this is really words of wisdom.It's better to make one smile than to bring tears in one's eyes.Great! Thanks for informing me.

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  • Patricia Grantham (2/1/2013 3:10:00 PM)

    Dear Val, I really love this one, Thanks

  • Bri Edwards (12/29/2012 1:37:00 PM)

    most of these suggestions? i agree with and follow. BUT.....a useful criticism can be worth more to me than a polite compliment. and....beauty and ugliness are in the eyes of the beholder i believe someone may have said....ok, it was just beauty i guess. but, you know what i mean? besides, why should something termed ugly necessarily be better to look at? .....and....feeding the land is ok, as long as i get fed by it....and.....people don't always have much to celebrate and i would not always deny them the freedom to complain....and.....why should the stars be better than the mud to look at? .....when was the last time you compared the two? .....some mud can be attractive and comforting. or at least interesting. thanks for sharing. bri

  • Stevie Taite (12/6/2012 3:56:00 PM)

    All very true and a simple philosophy to follow!

  • Walterrean Salley (11/11/2012 2:09:00 PM)

    Beautiful and inspirational thoughts. I felt each couplet as I read. Truths to make one a better person.

  • Filippo Stella (10/31/2012 6:32:00 PM)

    better a true criticism
    r.t. an insincere compliment

    f.

  • * Sunprincess * (9/27/2012 9:42:00 AM)

    i feel you maybe a messenger from God..and a most beautiful angel indeed.. :)

  • Danny Draper (9/12/2012 5:35:00 PM)

    Totally agree, great listing of positivity and a key to a far happier existence. Well said.

  • Constance K Yost (9/12/2012 5:26:00 AM)

    Val, better to write meaningful poems like this.

  • Subrat Pradhan Love-immortal (7/30/2012 5:32:00 AM)

    Well written, enjoyable. Try reading again my new poems and comment. Thanking u......

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