All Because Of You

I awake each day with a smile
And greet it with a laugh;
The world is a treasure to me
Because of you.

Every time I think of something sad,
I replace the thought- with you!
My mind is instantly changed
And my heart is filled with gladness.

Every breath I take is meant for you,
I live this life surrounded in joy
And I bathe in the promise of your love,
My soul belongs to you.

Each time I see something beautiful
I want to take it and bring it to you;
My life has so much meaning now
All because of you.

by Sammy Peltier

Comments (19)

amazing piece of artistry
Well, I ordinarily don't care much for the Fireside poets. Traditional rhyming poems like this usually irritate me. Poems this long I expect to tell a story or have a gripping appeal. From all I've read about Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., his father was not a very admirable man or likable father. But, in spite of all this, I must admit this is delightful. I can't understand why we weren't given this in all those American literature anthologies that were foisted upon us with most of the words never to so clever, humorous, appealing, even inspiring in its own way. I wish it had a more appropriate title; maybe, more intriguing or connotative or indicative of the content and tone of the poem: I might have suggested The Rhyming Tarantula.
I might be posting twice here. Sorry, I didn't know I had to create an account first. Is there a place online that I can read about who Sybil was in A Familiar Letter?
beautifully written love the rhyming and definitely will read a second time.. :)
Long but enjoyable poetic definition of poetry.A lot inspiration lies in this masterpiece for he who aspires for poetic glory.
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