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Poetry by Raymond Westwood

September 7, 2017

 

And When You Smile

 

And when you smile the world’s a happy place

It makes the bad times disappear

There’s always good cheer for everyone

And when you smile there’s gladness in the air

It’s something that we all can share

The world’s a happy place for every-one

And when you smile you bring out the sunshine

Every time that it rains it brightens up

Each day that we live

And when you smile all the while

That you feel a little sad you’ll feel better

For it in the end

 

 

Sights for Sore Eyes

 

Sights for sore eyes are like flowers, trees, sunrises

Yes such sights for sore eyes they bring joy

To my heart’s desires

Sights for sore eyes are just like a moonlit night

Yes such sights for sore eyes they bring peace

To my heart’s delight

Sights for sore eyes they are simply heaven sent

Yes such sights for sore eyes they give rest

To my heart’s content

Sights for sore eyes are like rainbows in the sky

Yes such sights for sore eyes simply set my heart alight

 

 

I Ask Myself

 

Sometimes I go through a day amidst difficulties,

And I ask myself how did I ever cope.

It is then I realise that the lord has set me free,

At a time when I needed him most.

 

Sometimes I go through trials and tribulations,

And I ask myself how did I ever manage I don’t know.

The I realise the lord has set me free once again,

To lift me up and to set my heart aglow.

 

 

Festivity

 

I love a festivity, it inspires much activity.

I just love a festivity anytime.

I love a festivity, it brings so much tranquillity.

I just love a festivity any day.

I love a festivity, it provides so much variety.

I just love a festivity anywhere.

I love a festivity, it excites so much gaiety.

I just love a festivity yes I do.

I love a festivity, it brings so much serenity.

I just love a festivity yes indeed.

 

 

Every Moment

 

We must treasure every moment for they are but fleeting things,

since we don’t know just what tomorrow brings.

Yes we must live our lives for now knowing not what lies ahead,

but to know we should simply be glad.

We must cherish every moment knowing just how quick they pass,

for we don’t know just what the future holds.

Yes we must live for the present knowing time can go fast,

but be thankful for the life that unfolds.

 

 

Field of Flowers

 

In fields of flowers I’d sit there for hours, watching the time just fly.

Yes I love the fields of flowers, just resting my mind and feeling as high as a kite.

In fields of flowers I’d lie there for hours, watching the world go by.

Yes I love the fields of flowers, just sketching my body, feeling like I’m on a cloud.

 

 

Simple Joys

 

The simple joys of life are often the best, like a breath of fresh air to feel refreshed.

Yes the simple joys of life are simple pleasure, taken by the measure.

The simple joys of life are often embraced, like eating and drinking just for taste.

Yes the simple joys of life are relaxation, freedom from tribulation.

 

Poetry submissions on lived experience with mental illness are welcomed on an ongoing basis, so if you have always wanted to share your talent, now is the time to do so.

Send them through to info@thisismyreality.com.au either in the body of the email or in a MS Word document.

 

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