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 poem by my 12-year-old daughter, Khadija: "Hidden Beauty" A star, lit up or falling, A...

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    I am submitting for my son Theo Hessler Midnight, Oreo Young-jumping, running, playing Now old-rest, fireplace

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    (this poem is submitted in behalf of my child) the sun falls down, the moon rises, the pretty blue sky turns black as the...

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    I sure love my brother, he is fun to be around. Even when I feel lost, he knows where I am found. Every day I strive, to be my...

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    In the spring, And in the summer, I may sing, Of a sister and brother. Many songs I have sung, Of the happy and sad. As...

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    Hi I am submitting this Poem for my Daughter. Easter Is a Happy day Filled With Candy and Easter baskets. Love is always In the...

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    The bees buzz The chickens peep The dogs go woof The spiders go creep The fish go swish The parrots go chirp and the guinea...

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    Birds come out in Spring And then they spread their wings. In Spring there are trees And in Spring there are bees. May we...

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    I try to think of happy thoughts, When all good things rot away. I try to think of happy thoughts, When evil has taken the day...

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    *Parent Submitting Waking up, Groaning, grumping, Moaning, slumping The sun tried to smile at me, But I didn't want...

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    The learning coach submitted this poem on behalf of the student. Oh Don't You Know, About the day the sun didn't...

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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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    I am submitting a poem my daughter wrote about her grandmother who has Alzheimer's disease. The missing puzzle pieces won...

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    ENTERING FOR MY STUDENT.If i could fly i would soar in the sky,all day and night it would be such a sight,the trees and buildings...

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    My mornings are freshly squeezed lemons drained into the mouths of children, The burning sensation like frigid January air...

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    Mermaids are beautiful and magical Swimming in the sea, Dancing in the kelp beds and Singing so happily. Diving in and out...

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    Look around and what do you see? Awe inspiring mountains all covered in snow, They are Winters white beauty just waiting to...

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    This is my son poem.School is great I have been learning my math & sci & reading & studyies K12 is great for...

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    Love is like a Butterfly By Raven Love is like a pretty little butterfly That flaps its wings as it goes by So much beauty...

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    Submitting on behalf of my daughter ~~~~~~~~~ Spring is here Snowflakes melt into the thawing grass The sun's...

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    I am submitting this poem for my daughter. Everyone is Family. No heart is too big and No heart is to small. You can go to the...

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    parent/ learning coach submitting on the behalf of my child/student, There is nothing more beautiful Than a desert sunset...

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    Let's get Ridiculous, a song that fits my life. The music as it plays, puts a smile on my face.... and makes me bust...

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    Beach By Easter My family went...