Tuesday, June 27, 2006


We are always searching fot the things in life to make us happy... and very often
it is all right there
at our own back door.

Make Me Content

Make me contented...
with each day that dawns anew...
when morning sunrise sets the world aglow...
let me find inspiration in those things so near to me...
That a simple life is all I want to know.

Make me contented...
may my heart forget to yearn...
for faces new or far and distant shores...
but let me find my happiness in sweet and simple things...
and know the sun shines brightest at my own back door.


  1. As always your poems express feelings so well. This one makes me think about all the things in our lives that we take for granted. It is so important to appreciate what we have.
    I enjoy your poetry.

  2. I love that last line, that we should always appreciate the 'sun' at our door.

  3. That was beautiful..Make me contented with each day that dawns anew..simply awesome.

  4. Beautifully said. A good reminder to us all. Thanks!

  5. i agree
    thanks 4 sharing...

    & thanks 4 ur comment....
    i really need sunshine...
    i'm tired of rain

  6. It's beautiful.
    I love the days when you wake up saying "Yes! I have another day."

  7. Thank you choices...yes,I also
    believe it's important not to
    take things for granted.

  8. kathi,
    That is my favorite line in this poem also.

  9. starry nights,
    Thanks for the kind comments.

  10. don,
    Thanks.I appreciate you stopping
    by to read my poem.

  11. wow, that inspires my blood. I always think of about how the big things that I dream about will make me happy, not the little things that could just do as much for me. we all wonder why the little things in life are not noticed and are put aside for later use.

  12. allison,
    Welcome to my blog.
    Happy to know this poem
    inspired you.

  13. frida,
    Thank you.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Come again.

  14. Thank you for the welcome. yes and I also love the other poems as well.

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker