People Poems

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Someone Smiled at Me

I met someone nice today.
I said: 'I met someone nice today.'
     Please - I'm over here – look!
     No, not in your book.
I met someone nice today.

Someone smiled at me today.
Someone smiled at me I say! -
     With a warm friendly smile, 
     And a kindly profile.
Someone smiled at me today.

Someone spoke to me today  
In a cheerful and lighthearted way.
     Yes, with more than a grunt
     Or two words, very blunt.
Someone spoke to me today.

Someone had time to listen.                     
Someone had time to listen!
    They were not in great haste 
    With no time to waste.
I said someone found time to listen.

We're meeting again tomorrow.
I said: 'We're meeting again tomorrow.'
      I thought I'd drop you a word -
      But I doubt if you heard-
We’re meeting again tomorrow!

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I didn't think too much of this poem when I wrote it in my very early days of writing, and yet my neighbour's daughter thought it was 'spot on' as she put it.  'Dad never listens to what I say.' mm!  Teachers and children obviously liked this poem too because they chose it as one of almost 400 poems which were published in 2010.  It is in my book: 'Josie's Poems - Reflections'  published by AMS Educational Publishers Ltd, Leeds.   So writers, you can never tell what your audience likes unless you try your work on them, as I did, first and foremost.  Josie   


PS  My neighbours' 2 daughters are both happily married and have lovely children.  I guess Dad did eventually listen - especially if he paid for the wedding!!   Josie