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Thursday, January 1, 2015

HAPPY 2015

It is 2015
and I'm so happy.
I was up really late.
I need a nappy.

    Oops, I'm not so sure this poem works because in Great Britain a baby's diaper is called a nappy.  But, I mean a little nap
    On my walk this mornig I had the local radio station on listening to music.  As often happens a line of music will stick in my head.  The line was something like--put your sexy on.  As that rolled around in my head, I got to thinking what putting your happy on would look like.  Using all five senses, sight, sound, smell, touch and taste; what is happy?

I'm Happy

I'm happy as the mud on a hog.
I'm happy as the fleas on a dog.

Happy as bubbles in your bath.
Happy as a popsicle split in half.

Happy as a pumpkin on the vine.
Happy as a cowgirl dancing in line.

Happy as a preacher saying grace.
Happy as the smile upon your face.

Happy as the grass covered in dew.
I'm so happy I know you.

Happy to write poems and bring cheer
Happy to start a new year.

I'm so happy with friends like you.
In 2015 what makes you happy too?

   This poem is written in rhyming couplets.  Can you practice writing a few couplets?  What makes you happy?  What are happy smells or tastes for you?  If you'd like, you can leave your couplets in the comments below.  If HAPPY doesn't work for you, try this same format on other words like grateful, excited, smart, pretty, or a word of your choice.  Have fun writing your poem.


  1. Well, the 'nappy' is pretty funny, Joy, but it works. The "happy" poem is such fun, those "popsicles" split in half-wonderful. Happy New Year!

    1. Yes, don't ever jump up from the table in England, Ireland, or Australia and offer to get the napkins. People will look at you really strangely. What you need for drippy foods in those countries are serviettes

  2. Yee-ha country cowgirl!

    I'm as happy as a perfect writer's hook
    keeping a reader's nose in a good book.

    1. Oh, Linda. I love your couplet. This is a good one. Well done.

  3. Thanks for the compliment on my couplet. It was fun!

    1. That's what I'm here for--a fun time with poetry. Glad you had fun too.