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14,000 Things to be Happy About (#s 11, 15 & 17)

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Ted Reynolds
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0 posted 01-21-2000 08:58 AM       View Profile for Ted Reynolds   Email Ted Reynolds   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Ted Reynolds

I found it difficult to be inspired by the "happy" topics of small music boxes, brass-decorated cash registers, or teakettles.  I was thinking that I'm much more interested in people than in such objects.  And then it suddenly came to me -- EUREKA! and here they are.

Stephanie is short, wired, and complicated.
She is always humming, quite out of tune,
As she dashes in all directions at once.
She reminds me of A SMALL MUSIC BOX
THAT PLAYS "THE BLUE DANUBE" AND A TUNE FROM "LA TRAVIATA'
-- But at the same time.

Herbert always acts pushy and obnoxious,
Perhaps to keep people away from his secrets.
But if you really get to know him,
You find he's full of useful and valuable things.
He's like a BRASS-DECORATED CASH REGISTER.

Melissa is usualy so very quiet
You forget she's anywhere about;
But when she heats up and starts spouting
There's no ignoring her.  She almost shrieks out,
"I am TEAKETTLE.  Hear me whistle!"


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Denise
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Clever and enjoyable, Ted! If we set our minds on the things that can make us happy then we will be!  

Denise
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Clever, clever...keep them coming  Never know what I'm going to find when I open one of these
Nicole
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Very much enjoyed these, and looking forward to more!

 May I never be too busy to help another's load,
Then I'll be drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

--Author Unknown
Skyfyre
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4 posted 01-21-2000 01:29 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Catchy title, cute poem.  A well-crafted blend of simile and metaphor, with two lumps and lemon, if you please.  

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

Nan
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Only odds, eh??? You cheat, I see... Well, we'll have to settle for half the smiles then..
 
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