Happy are We #poetry

piglet and winnie

we walked down the trail

of hopefuls and dreams

skipping to made-up tunes

holding balloons full of imaginings

the world floated below in color

our feet nudged the puffy sky

there is so much of wonder

let us open our eyes

take my hand as they higher lift 

magical and so much in store

as we rise above the hills

panoramic and so much more

never extinguish mind images

where  children laugh and play

melody bobs with the carousel

we love the ride every day

we walked down the trail

of hopefuls and dreams

skipping to made-up tunes

letting go balloons full of imaginings


Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

The prompt at poet’s united midweek motif is Happinesspoets united. What makes you HAPPY???

Thanks to Goodreads for the quotes!

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

Join the Conversation


  1. Oh I love this. You not only ouched the child in me, but you made me even more grateful to have children in my life. Thank you so much for this. Oh, and I really like your drawings too.


  2. I particularly like the flow and cadence of this poem. Reads like a skip-trip with child in tow. Quick and clean and sweet and loving. Thank you for sharing it!


  3. “as we rise above the hills” “never extinguish mind images”
    __As I see it, -to soar- can be a function of our -Imagination- . Nifty, Moonie! _m


  4. “Me and U” rising in balloon land! I find myself skipping to the cadence of your lines and drawings. This made me feel happier right now.


  5. i liked the almost innocent voice here. brings me back right away to childhood years where i walked with friends and just embracing the silly moments without worrying too much. ah, happiness brought by friendship – thanks for this


  6. Absolutely loved this! Brought me such a smile. Reminded me of sitting back and listening to my kiddos laughter and awesome imaginary games. 🙂


  7. Amazing poem. Trip down memorary lane to carefree days. Balloons…though I was afraid of them as a kid, I always thought they looked cheery. These days what makes me happy is seeing my loved ones and a good meal 🙂


  8. Beautiful poem , and what better way to illustrate happiness than the relationship between piglet and pooh bear. Enjoyed this !


  9. I must have caught one of your balloons, because I was skipping down the trail as though at your side (and Winnie the Pooh and y pleasant, visually beautiful and Piglet too). The poem draws on our senses, lyrical metre is soooo pleasant. Visually, the poem is also stunning on the screen!


  10. tiny sun churns and radiates with courage and self-worth.”…beautifully expresses the essence of this haibun….power and energy pulsating here…


  11. ooops how did this happen?……that was a comment on Hannah’s poem :0….love your poem, Leslie…..its happy spirit touched and lifted my heart higher…such is the effect of happiness, i guess…


  12. I love the sense of escaping into an imaginative world, even while pondering life with my coffee…It is a little luxury, which returns a happiness, worth conserving!! Childlike, but calming…


  13. we walked down the trail
    of hopefuls and dreams
    skipping to made-up tunes
    letting go balloons full of imaginings

    Sounds good to me! ❤
    Another wonderful poem 😀


  14. How lovely! If we could all regain the simplicity of childhood and simply grab hold of a handful of balloons, that would indeed be our happiness captured.


Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Belinda Witzenhausen

Writer, Creativity Coach, Book Reviewer & Artist


reflections on life as an house sitter and perpetual traveller

Kristen's Kindergarten

Kindergarten Classroom ideas

Josie Two Shoes

Life at Sixty-five

Read. Pray. Love. Daily.

"O begin!...Whether you like it or no, read and pray daily. It is for your life; there is no other way: else you will be a trifler all your days" -- John Wesley

She Speaks Wisdom 2

Proverbs 31:26


Write Wild. Write Now.

River Maria Urke

Heart of a Poet ~ Eyes of an Artist

Broken Believers

A Teaching Ministry Serving Rascals, Clumsy Disciples, the Depressed, the Addicted, and Mentally Ill Believers with the Unconditional Love of Jesus Christ

Renewing Our Minds

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind..." (Romans 12:2)

Atomic Scribbles

Atomic Stories and Lovecraftian Writings.

Where Words Daily Come Alive.wordpress.com

A Word Press Blog Which Will Make You Smile

Didi Oviatt

Author of suspense novels Justice For Belle, Search For Maylee, Aggravated Momentum, and a medley of short stories.

Truth2Freedom's Blog

"There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" - George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. Going beyond the MSM idealogical opinion/bias and their tabloid news with a distractional superficial focus on entertainment, sensationalism, emotionalism and activist reporting - this blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell

A Worshiper's Journal

a Devotional Blog by Roy McMillan

%d bloggers like this: