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 stars twinkle in the sky like fairies dancing in the falling snowing. the moon shines bright like the eye of the lone wolf....

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    We thought he was gone we thought he was away but he rose on Easter day i shall never forget what hes done for me because my lord...

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    HI K-12 MVCA is an awesome school they have class connect sessions,OLS for middle school,study island,teachers that you can K-...

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    Winter, spring, summer, fall oh how i love them all. They are all full of fun. And only some have sun. Perhaps when you read...

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    Bubbles bubbles everywhere. Bubbles bubbles inthe air. Bubbles bubbles in the sky. Bubbles bubbles how they fly! Bubbles bubbles...

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    Caterpillars butterflies wow what a surprise!

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    Rainbows rainbows in the sky oh how i wonder why? why are rainbows in the sky?

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    Spring Is here In the air The grass Is growing The flowers are blooming The bees are buzzing The babies are fussing

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    The grass is green, The air is fresh. Not a cloud seen, The cold days have left. The children run outside, They play on the...

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    My brother likes to play with his toys and with his food when he eats. Sometimes, in the morning, he likes to play with his...

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    Sun, Light bright Warming shining comforting, Sun bright like the stars in the night Playing Heating, the sun is the moon...

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    Most find them creepy, scary, or weird. They ask me how I sleep at night, But when I see all eyes upon me, My heart pounds in...

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    Today I woke up and started writing poems like crazy. I don’t know about you, but I’m usually lazy. But today was different today...

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    I can see smiles all around, No one had a frown to be found. We played and laughed throughout the day, As our joyful parents...

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    Her eyes are like chocolate Her face is as soft as a cloud Her heart is as big as heaven And with me she likes to play

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    Early each morning When I wake up I hear a whining That won't shut up It is my dear Foxi My spoiled little pup Who...

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    I'm Tired Like... ...like a stone from a broken down wall. ...like a bad DS wireless connection. ...like an anaconda...

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    Dark Shadow by Zoey W. Shadows run with you everywhere. Shadows jump. They jump with you. Shadows dance. They dance...

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    Daffodils in bloom with iris, roses with them to. The grass turns green and leaves appear, everything is anew.

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    When they told me he would never talk I taught him how to sing. We walked through the parks together summer, fall, or spring...

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    *My name is Faith R. and I am submitting this poem on behalf of my 17 year old daughter, BréAnna R.* There is a happiness in...

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    I Love school but k-12 Michigan virtual charter academy I haven't been in this program actually it's my first year and...

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    My life is the greatest because I have the best Mom ever !!! My mom has been there from day one with me . To my doctors to play...

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    I am submitting an Alphabet Poem in the behalf of my 5th grader at TXVA - Sharisse T. Sunny as can be, is how I shine when I...

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    My Cutie (little sis) is the best. She knows me the all best .She will always be there for me when i need her. She helps me picks...