The Little Things


It's the little things

That matter really

Things not forced

But given freely

A gentle touch

A warming smile

The laughter of

A carefree child

The golden sunlight

The silver moon

The dawn from which

A new day looms

Those gentle strolls

Took hand in hand

Across the seasons

Changing land

Through dewy fields

Or crunching snow

Past autumn leaves'

Flamboyant show

Those lazy hours

In idle bliss

Where every chore

Just goes amiss 

The steamy mugs

With friendly chatter

When nothing else

Seems to matter

The family visit

With laughter bright

And gentle hugs

To make things right

'Cos as we know

Life's not forever

We, one day, fade

Into the never


So, enjoy the subtle

little things

Until we earn


Our little wings 


Little things

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Kevin Tan

Tue 7th Dec 2021 23:52

you're welcome!

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Stephen Atkinson

Tue 7th Dec 2021 20:35

Thank you, Kevin!
And for the Like, Jordyn ?

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Kevin Tan

Tue 7th Dec 2021 17:16

thank you. it's lovely ?

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Stephen Atkinson

Wed 1st Dec 2021 18:07

Thank you so much for the lovely comments! Glad you like the little things in life! & For the likes! ?

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John Botterill

Wed 1st Dec 2021 10:01

Wow! This is great. The little things are so powerful it seems. Brilliant denouement,! Bravo, Stephen.
John Botterill

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keith jeffries

Tue 30th Nov 2021 22:06

I just loved this.
Stephen, this poem could not fail to be a hit.
Thank you for this

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 30th Nov 2021 22:03

A lovely rhythm and a nice conclusion. Thanks, Stephen.

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julie callaghan

Tue 30th Nov 2021 21:12

Perfect reminder for this upcoming crazy time of year. It’s the little things…?? thank you for this.

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