Linda Ori

Rookie - 40 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

' On The Lighter Side


Sprinkle smiles where frowns should be
Yes, life is tough, but so are we -
Dwell too long in misery
And happiness can never be;

Attitude turns things around,
Negative can't hold its ground
When laughter makes a sweeter sound
A positive can then be found;

Why hide out 'neath skies of gray,
Who needs another rainy day?
Gather gladness while you may
Let the sunshine light your way;

Soon whatever made you mad
Doesn't seem to be so bad,
Nothing gained from being sad,
Count your blessings and be glad!


8/22/2009

Submitted: Saturday, August 22, 2009

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  • Rookie Yelena M. (9/5/2009 6:27:00 AM)

    'Soon whatever made you mad
    Doesn't seem to be so bad,
    Nothing gained from being sad,
    Count your blessings and be glad..'
    Wonderful poem and conclusion, Linda. The flow is just perfect, thanks for sharing and let much light be on your way.
    Y.M. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emmanuel Stone (8/29/2009 1:19:00 AM)

    very nicely written. great message, and great flow. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vaibhav Pandey (8/26/2009 10:22:00 AM)

    very inspiring poem....with wonderful flow and rhymes....lovely....10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 508 Points Ramesh T A (8/22/2009 11:23:00 AM)

    Encouraging positive note of your poem will have wide reception! Nice indeed! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,237 Points David Harris (8/22/2009 10:47:00 AM)

    Linda, I just loved this beauty from you and it is going on my favourites list. Puts a spring in your step as you read it. Top marks and thanks for sharing it my friend.
    Hugs David (Report) Reply

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