Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,721 Points (25th March 1943)

Feel A Smile Begin - Poem by Ernestine Northover

As laughter bubbled in my throat,
a smile began to form.
My chuckle was an anecdote,
and eased the inner storm.

My mind became a music hall,
filled with a happy sound.
Which calmed the dark impending squall,
and turned my thoughts around.

If love can make the world go round,
blitheness can do likewise.
When a good remedy is found,
let it revitalize.

Just laugh and see how good you feel,
humour is really great.
Your soul will open up and heal,
and all your fears abate.

Brightening up a wounded heart,
letting joy filter in,
is something of a brand new start.
Hey, feel a smile begin.

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about Feel A Smile Begin by Ernestine Northover

  • (6/6/2008 9:32:00 AM)

    What a wonderful, uplifting poem. Anyone who fails to smile when reading it is lacking, thanks Ernestine for making us smile,10

    Lynda xxx

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  • (6/5/2008 9:56:00 AM)

    A marvelous piece with a marvelous message. The poem is so well done that conveys your message in funny simplicity. Like many others, I too smiled as I digested it. Like Thad, I’ll keep mine around a while as well.


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  • (6/4/2008 4:11:00 PM)

    I love this Ernestine. The opening two stanzas are great in that way that the process of laughing is analysed (yes, that's the right word) .

    This is a celebration of life and that is one of the odd things about today: in my youth it was always the old-folk moaning about how hard life is. These days it is so much the other way around. It is up to codgers like us to remind the youth that living is actually a great thing.

    Thanks Babe!

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  • (6/4/2008 10:40:00 AM)

    I do so agree Ernestine and that is why I have just purchaced all the Faulty towers videos and the life of dear Brian to watch this week, I am in a bit of a rut right now and can't seem to climb out of it, humour will do the trick. Thank you for directing me here and thank you for writing your sweet poem of how to raise a smile and put down the fear that threatens to devour....Tai x (Report)Reply

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  • Andrew Blakemore (6/4/2008 2:57:00 AM)

    The world would be a better place if everyone smiled a bit more. Great write Ernestine. Love, Andrew x (Report)Reply

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  • (6/3/2008 7:54:00 PM)

    Hi Ernestine! This poem has brought to me a smile, i think i'll keep it for a while! ! *10*! !
    Great share! !
    Friend Thad

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  • (6/3/2008 5:06:00 PM)

    Stunning, every line merging with ease Ernestine
    Captivating and motivating words of wisdom

    Love duncan X

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  • (6/3/2008 4:22:00 PM)

    Lovely poem, Ernestine. I enjoyed its sentiment as well as its rhythm and imagery.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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