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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    I am submitting this for my 11 year old daughter Madeline L. Here is her poem. A smile a smile To make this life worthwhile...

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    When the sun shines I play outside, when I am feeling blue I take a ride, when It is night time I go to sleep, when It is quiet...

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    Our beaken of light is wonderful thing its the first thing i see when i wake up.Not yellow but black our beaken of light.She...

  • the kids
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    the kids we do not under stand the boy will becoming a man. if we cry what are we showing them the kids we do not under stand and...

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    Big and Bright you are. Big and Bright you shine. Like an evening star.Yes you are divine.Big and Bright you seem.Big and Bright...

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    When the day is done and I have been having fun, I like when Dad comes home. I like the books he reads and the hugs and kisses...

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    Soaring On The Ground By...

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    I know By Anna P. I do not know why the sun shines, but I know One who does. I do not know why people are cruel or why...

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    I am a parent/learning coach submitting on behalf my child/student school project. I am 9 years old, in the 4th grade. I love...

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    Think of the sun, imagine the towering tree's slowly rushing by you. Imagine warmth shining on your face, spreading like...

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    I love the way that lions roam, the territories that they own. The lions are on the pride stalking there prey tell they...

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    i go to class almost every day im not a morning person it takes me 15 minutes to get to my computer it takes me 10 minutes to eat...

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    Disney Is so wonderful and so Nerve racking Every time I go there I have so much fun You Would want to go to Disney...

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    Butterflies By Bradley P. O butterflies, O butterflies, how smoothly you fly. I wonder how do you fly so fast? But sometimes you...

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    Your Embrace touches, me could it be a sprite. I spread my wings ready to, fly but you stop me can are love. Be pretend could it...

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    I am submitting on my child behalf Laughing will make your day and take your pain away laughing is a emotion that you give...

  • Palm Pang Poof Ping
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    On palm pang poof where chickens are on the roof and the horses say "Nay" There's a palm pang ping where the...

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    I was angry with my friend; I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow....

  • Smile and laugh
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    Spot dolphins at the bay More colorful flowers make me smile If I see meteors showers I will smile big Less sadness more laugh...

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    colors dance inside my head that only I can see that little light inside of me is shining so bright I cant see my light is...

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    Ice cream, cookie dough, or staying up late, all of those things, put a smile on my face. When daddy comes home from a long...

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    Many things make me laugh and giggle like the thought of a lipstick-wearing pig or Jello that jiggles or a dog doing an Irish...

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    Summer is back the beautiful warm sun has shown. The chickens have grown. The singing dancing chickens prance to and fro in...

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    What makes me smile are things i like to do. I also like spending time with my family too. Although we are not perfect it always...

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    Fluffy Puffy Scruffy As soft as a cloud He can be very proud I assure you You will be pleased With his fleece Bark...