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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I'm discovering
in my life
the best things
aren't really things.
I am finding
what I like best
is the happiness
that you bring.

For when I'm sad
and gloomy,
you always bring
a smile.
And when I'm down
and feeling sad
you come
and stay awhile.

you feed me 
you read a book.
And when 
I really need a friend
I don't have far
to look.

    Today's poem was written especially for you. I was thinking about you and all the fun things you do for me when I wrote this poem. Thank you for being a friend.  Thank you for making my days sunny.
     For a fun exercise, can you figure out how to read this poem with two or more voices?
   Is there someone you are grateful for?  Can you write a poem for them today?  Have fun writing.


  1. This is a great gratitude poem, Joy. =)

    1. I wrote it for you. Thanks for being a GREAT friend, an excellent children's poet and a fabulous writer. Write on. I appreciate your reading my poems and for commenting.

  2. Joy,
    I love your line about the best things aren't things. You bring your readers so much joy and fun through your writing. I appreciate you and value your friendship too.

  3. Thanks Linda, I was stuck for a poem and had a card on my desk with a line similar to that and it was enough to get me going on this poem. I hope you know that you were one of the people I was thinking about as I wrote this one. Isn't our poetry community a great supportive group?