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Member Seraphic
since 1999-05-20
Posts 21191
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA

0 posted 2000-07-05 10:00 PM

When life seems too befuddlin'
Take time to do some spuddlin'
Go splashin' while it's puddlin'
Go barefoot in the rain.

When things are poor to middlin'
And both your thumbs are twiddlin'
Stand on your head while fiddlin'
For smi-l-in' out loud!!

When all about are snigglin'
Get all your toes a'wigglin'
Then soon you will be gigglin'
Your doldrum's sure to wane.

When things get willy-nilly
Do something brash and silly
Eat ice-cream with your chili
For smi-l-in' out loud!

When day's are feelin' maudlin
Watch baby ducklings waddlin'
There's always one that's dawdlin'
That's no time for disdain

When life is too befuddlin'
Make time to go out spuddlin'
That's splashin' while it's puddlin'
For smi-l-in' out loud!!!

[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 07-07-2000).]

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Member Rara Avis
since 1999-07-22
Posts 9245
1 posted 2000-07-05 10:30 PM

Well this certainly turns a frown upside down  

Good, happy poem Nan!

Member Seraphic
since 1999-08-22
Posts 22648

2 posted 2000-07-05 10:54 PM

I'll never forget this delightful piece!  


Member Empyrean
since 1999-06-05
Posts 25505
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
3 posted 2000-07-05 11:08 PM

Won't forget this classic. An absolute must for the book......
Poet deVine
Member Seraphic
since 1999-05-26
Posts 22612
Hurricane Alley
4 posted 2000-07-06 12:18 PM

Agree, agree, of your cheeriest!  
Rex Allen McCoy
Member Elite
since 2000-01-30
Posts 2863
Sippin a Timmy's in London
5 posted 2000-07-06 01:55 AM

When life seems too befuddlin'
Take time to do some spuddlin'
Go splashin' while it's puddlin'
On the vote button
I won't be fumblin'
while I'm gigglin' on the floor

Love it

Marge Tindal
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Member Empyrean
since 1999-11-06
Posts 42384
Florida's Foreverly Shores
6 posted 2000-07-06 07:09 AM

I love it when life gives us a reason to smile.
Thanks for this little gem.

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

Junior Member
since 2000-07-03
Posts 44
St Cloud, MN
7 posted 2000-07-06 09:13 AM

This gives you a reason to smile in the rain.  
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Member Seraphic
since 2000-01-18
Posts 22676
with you
8 posted 2000-07-06 09:57 AM

Nan~ this was really fun to read.....almost like Mary Poppins was singing it in my head! (silly, yes but that's the feel of it for me) Anyway........ *****VOTE*****   -SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB

Member Empyrean
since 1999-06-25
Posts 63354
Listening to every heart
9 posted 2000-07-06 10:29 AM



~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

Fred Hobbs
since 1999-06-08
Posts 329
Tallahassee, Florida, US
10 posted 2000-07-06 10:33 AM

LOVE happy poems Nan!  Another vote counted. . .


Senior Member
since 2000-02-02
Posts 1209

11 posted 2000-07-06 01:01 PM

the title alone would make me vote, the rest of the poem is just more whip this nan....wish i could write happy poems as nice as this....   
doreen peri
Member Elite
since 1999-05-25
Posts 3812
12 posted 2000-07-06 01:11 PM

Whatcha grinning about this time???
Love this one... votes in, for smilin' out loud!

Dark Angel
Member Patricius
since 1999-08-04
Posts 10095

13 posted 2000-07-06 06:52 PM

I have a smile, from ear to ear  
you have my vote Nan  

Yes, I am here, but I am dead, not alive,
my body goes on, my spirit has died
and I though alive, feel dead inside.

"Rose Petal"

Not A Poet
Member Elite
since 1999-11-03
Posts 3885
Oklahoma, USA
14 posted 2000-07-07 09:44 AM

Just a wonderfully cheerful poem. Thanks for making me smile.


Senior Member
since 1999-05-25
Posts 1343
Loomis, CA
15 posted 2000-07-07 10:28 AM

You sure make it difficult to keep up the persona of a dark, brooding poet.  Damn feet are tapping and my face is in this really wierd configuration... kinda like this:  

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.

"Everything is your own damn fault, if you are any good." E. Hemmingway

Member Elite
since 2000-06-26
Posts 3168
Blue Heaven
16 posted 2000-07-07 11:27 AM

Where's my coke??
(coke and a smile)


Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".

Member Rara Avis
since 1999-08-02
Posts 8296
Purgatorial Incarceration
17 posted 2000-07-07 02:54 PM

Awesome!!! LOL, smilin here! (But can I pass on the ice cream and chili? Yuck!)
Member Elite
since 2000-02-04
Posts 2919
New York, USA
18 posted 2000-07-07 03:44 PM

Gotta love this one, any poem with the word "spuddlin'" in it has to be good!!!!     Bonnie

[This message has been edited by BSC (edited 07-07-2000).]

Kit McCallum
Member Laureate
since 2000-04-30
Posts 14774
Ontario, Canada
19 posted 2000-07-24 03:05 PM

Loved this the first time I read it Nan ... love it more still!  

Best wishes,

Member Elite
since 1999-08-31
Posts 3329
Oregon, Originally From Alaska :)
20 posted 2000-09-11 10:43 PM

This definately puts a SMILE on this frowny face of mine....thank you...Nan!!!!

I really enjoyed this one a lot!!!!
Take Care

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again. To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

Member Elite
since 1999-08-31
Posts 3329
Oregon, Originally From Alaska :)
21 posted 2003-04-10 11:16 PM

I was just hopping around Voices reading the old submissions and I came across this and remembered the title and decided to check it out and guess what....It's going to be in Reflections as Spuddlin'  LOL!!!!  I like your new title better but, the old one is cute too!!!!

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