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Morning Smile
Merle Hazard


Sunshine sparkles
on dewy petals of
the Knockout rose bush.

A furry brown chipmunk
nibbles his breakfast
on the bird feeder.

Everything may not be
all right with the world,
but some things are!

© by Merle Hazard.
Used with the author's permission.


Merle Hazard lives in Macon, Georgia. Her poems have appeared in a number of secular and inspirational publications. A home health and hospice nurse for many years, she worked as a director of programs as well as at bedsides. Now retired, Merle enjoys reading, walking, playing bridge, feeding the birds, her garden, and spending time with friends and family.



Post New Comment:
Thank you. This is beautiful! I agree with Lori Levy.
Posted 05/18/2021 06:09 PM
Lori Levy:
This poem feels like a haiku. Brief, but says a lot.
Posted 05/18/2021 05:10 PM
Watching the birds in my back yard makes even the most complicated day less difficult!
Posted 05/18/2021 02:40 PM
Merle, your poem inspires me to pay attention to the movements in nature and the beauty near my own front door. Poets do that! Good to see you!!!
Posted 05/18/2021 11:32 AM
Nice. Very visual. Much said in a few words.
Posted 05/18/2021 09:47 AM
Cathy’s Sister:
Great reminder to find joy wherever we look!
Posted 05/18/2021 09:42 AM
michael escoubas:
How right, Merle! "Somethings are right" with the world.
Posted 05/18/2021 08:22 AM

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