#WOTY Laughter / laugh.

I didn’t help my funny bone, I neglected my happy,
By failing to remember, how to not be unhappy.
I forgot to tend to the need of mine to smile,
to exercise my face at least for a little while.

So in twenty twenty, the plan is to be,
The smiliest person, of any you see.
I want to laugh until eyes spring a leak.
To inject humour each time I speak.

I want back that cheeky I once had,
It got lost in the busy, replaced by sad.
People enjoyed my infectious grin,
The one that shone from deep within.

I can still recall the feel of a laugh,
The giggle made; as I trip up the path.
The burbling feeling of one almost there.
The ache in my belly, a huge gasp for air,

So join me as I inject this with a smile,
And share one of my favourite poems
By Spike, who made the world laugh
for the longest while.

If you smiled just,  while reading, leave a comment, share the fun.
Let me know if you have a poem or saying that always makes you grin.

My Word Of The Year. #WOTY

44 thoughts on “My Word Of The Year. #WOTY

    1. Each time someone tells me my words made them smile, my face takes on the shape, of a circus clown . Thank you for my morning face yoga and the lift in my mood. Have a great day.


  1. That’s a fabulous WOTY Ellen and thanks so much for mentioning and linking to my post! I’m so pleased to hear that I helped you choose a word. What a great word smile is – I have a smile named after me the ‘Debbie Smile’, as my family always tease me for smiling for photos πŸ™‚ . I see nothing wrong with that! Your poem was great and I always enjoy that one by Spike, it says it all so well. Wishing you a happy smiley year πŸ™‚

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  2. Woty.. I will keep this word inside to remind me of you Ellen.
    Spike was a favorite person growing up. Your writing gets better and better.
    Never forget the secret & your infectious laughter.


  3. I love this Ellen a beautiful way to start the yearπŸ’œπŸ’œ. What makes me smile is a saying my dad had for any of us who hurt ourselves ” never mind it will be a pig’s foot in the morning” keep smiling πŸ’œ

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  4. A lovely positive word for the year and I look forward to seeing how it goes for you. Reading Spike Milligan is enough to raise at least a smile, if not a full-bodied laugh 😊

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    1. I will, I may try writing some humour and see if it works, I believe its not as easy as it sounds. My writing errs on the dove or dirty grey, so maybe I will practice rite here. P s. Mary you were lurking in my spam box for some reason? I escaped you forth with 😊 happy 2020.

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  5. Thank you, Ellen.Loved it! My modest offering…

    Oh, the joy a smile brings…
    It alters a sad face:
    makes features sing!
    It lifts the heart up;
    dares gloom to stay.
    Go on, folks, try it –
    try it today!

    Given with a smile. Cheers! Joy xx

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