Monday, January 12, 2015

Happiness--By Peter Duggan--Australia

Happiness

When sunrise comes, it makes me smile
A mystic silence greets me when
The birds they sing in grandest style
I am the happiest of men
When I do spot a fairy wren

When morning comes, it gives me joy
As darkness fades, and sun shines bright
This feeling, nothing could destroy
The dawn, it gives me such delight
As magpies sing in pure delight

I love to walk down to the lake
To watch the ducks swim lazily
Sometimes a mist is in the air
As sun shines through so hazily
As parrots scream from yonder tree

Some folk might say that I’m insane
Because I’m filled with happiness
From smiling, me I can’t refrain
I love to feel life’s sweet caress
The God of love, my soul does bless

Peter Duggan was born in Peckham, London, in 1943. He lived there until the age of sixty seven, when he met his Australian wife and immigrated to Western Australia. He has three children and seven grandchildren.  Peter describes himself as very happy

16 comments:

  1. Your happiness shines through Peter...

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    1. I thank you so much for your kind comments, Kiwis-soar.I appreciate this, my friend....Peter

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  2. Dear Peter,

    It's good to see you have one lovely comment on your poem. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent with us. You are such a light in the poetry community. I know you will make a difference here, too, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen. thank you for your kind comments, my friend. I thank you for inviting me to your lovely site....peter

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  3. A poem full of wonderful imagery. Happiness does come from within, nature does provide a magic scenery. Australia is indeed a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing your lovely poetry Peter. Take care, Leokadia

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    1. I thank you so much for your kind comments Leokadia. I appreciate them very much....Peter

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  4. A wonderful poem with great imagery and feeling Peter. I look forward to reading more of your happy poetry. Bob H

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    1. I thank you so very much Bob. Your kindness is very much appreciated, my friend....peter

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  5. Hi Peter. Thank you for your poem, "Happiness." It is filled with nice images and it reminds us of how we can experience happiness from the simplest things in life. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. i thank you so much Maurice. I am a simple man with simple needs, but joy fills my days. I appreciate you reading and commenting, my friend....Peter

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  6. Peter, I loved the positive message you shared with us in this poem. It radiates joy and happiness which always brightens my soul to read such words as yours. I sure could use that today. Thank you for lifting my spirits.
    Charlene

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    1. Thank you so much Charlene, so nice of you to read my poem and offer such sweet comments.....Peter

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  7. Hi my dear friend Peter! It is so lovely to be meeting you here on Whispers! I love this poem that you chose to share; it radiates positivity and a love for nature. All the best! // paul

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  8. Peter,
    Such a wonderfully inspiring poem! Welcome to Whispers!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

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  9. Peter, an other classic write for me. You paint the most wonderful pictures in my mind, that fill me wkth joy sand make me smile. Well done. take care. Pete.

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