There is always a reason to smile. Whether it’s an inside joke with a friend, a TV show, the face your brother makes when he yawns, or the sound your cat makes when it stretches, we want the reason you smile to be your guide for entries in our 2015 Smiles and Laughter Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month.

Compose a haiku, cinquain, limerick, ballad, sonnet, free verse, or any writing style that suits your fancy. Whether you write about what makes you smile, smirk, laugh, or giggle, we want to hear from you!

Start composing your masterpiece today. Prizes will be given in each grade level.

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    The Graceful Dancer A butterfly is like a graceful dancer Dancing above a little flower Waiting for her answer For a little...

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    Beautiful flowers. Colorful, sunny, and bright. I just love flowers. * (I'm submitting (Malia) my daughter's...

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    Legos By Samuel G. Legos can be big, Legos can be small Legos can build something real tall. You can build a spaceship or...

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    A Rose Stands tall in the cloudy day, On the creek bed a Frog croaks, No one knows the pain of these until the sun starts...

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    Just me Just us By C. Gage H. I love being me, just me. I love the way my family loves me, just me. I love how I make...

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    It is my nature to be kind, gentle, and loving. But know this: When it comes to matters protecting my friends, my family,...

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    Years by Years Day by Day challenges and goals are always made obstacles are overcome and the past is left behind...

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    We met in girl scouts. But, we weren’t really friends. Even the second time we met We weren’t really friends. Forced friends...

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    i love my school so much that i like it more than lunch.

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    If you guess what my favorite season is, you do not have to get this, but you should know that, if you don't guess summer it...

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    A book is not a thing A book is not a place a book is not a gathering It has no given pace Of all books are or could be...

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    Twirling though grass tall as knees Wind blowing blossoms from trees Laughing spinning stumbling down Through the field free...

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    Life is a wonderful thing. Some days are good others bad, it can make you happy or even sad. Life is exciting and full of...

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    Once there was a guy named And Everyone would make fun of him And was a weird guy, he always wanted to fly And would always...

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    My smiles are inside of me, They live there everyday, They sneak out when I think of things, They leave me when I'm sad...

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    On a day when the Sun’s light brightens your face, And creeks are revealed because they’re bubbling by, On those days, On...

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    Mario Fixed the pipe Yoshi eats peaches that are ripe! Luigi wants lunch! Munch on this! The cow needs to do a payment due...

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    A Big Caring Darling Elephant Felt Good, However It Just Knew Little Manners, Now Only Pandas Qualify Running So Timeless, Until...

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    When the weather suits you not, Try smiling. When your coffee isn't hot, Try smiling. When your neighbors don't do...

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    love is wonderful don't you see we all need to believe i think love is the best thing in the world because i love my family...

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    To name what makes me laugh and smile, will take quite awhile. But I'll pick my favorites out of my pile. Funny jokes...

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    Bubbles, bubbles every where, Bubbles, bubbles in my hair, Bubbles bubbles in the air, Bubbles bubbles every where.

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    Puppies, Puppies By Jake S. Puppies, Puppies, all over the place Puppies, Puppies, putting a smile on your face Puppies,...

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    Moonlight, moonlight, cuddle tight, moonlight, moonlight, in the night

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    I saw a snake all scaly and red in my tank, my dog all white as snow and my fox all black as ash playing like to big buddies...