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Smiling Is Infectious (a Poem)


--by dancingDog, posted May 23, 2017
Smiling Is Infectious
by Jez Alborough*

Smiling is infectious,
you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner
and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realized
I'd passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile,
then I realized its worth.
A single smile, just like mine
could travel round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin,
don't leave it undetected.
Let's start an epidemic quick,
and get the world infected!

*This was formerly misattributed to Spike Mulligan. The original author is Jez Alborough.
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Readers Comments

wayne wrote: Nice my kids like it
Finbar Perigrin Smyth wrote: I wrote this poem when i was twelve years old after reading it in a spike milligan book.
Jenny Liddell wrote: Hi jez - love your poem. Is it copyright or might i be able to use it to send with christmas cards to 1400 scottish blind veterans to cheer them up this year? Jenny
Jenny Liddell wrote: Hi jez - love your poem. Would you be ok if my organisation (sight scotland veterans) sends it out with our christmas cards this year? We serve 1400 blind veterans in scotland. Jenny
yeetboyzzz wrote: I googled it and spike milligan wrote this poem ps love it thanks sorry jez
Pat Clark wrote: Don't care wrote it but it should on the front page of every newspaper.
Jez alborough wrote: I wrote it the best smile comes in many forms that you donโ€™t kniw
Jez alborough wrote: I wrote it the best smile comes in many forms that you donโ€™t kniw
DK wrote: Love this poem. But it was not written by spike milligan. It was written by jez alborough.
Yassin Barakat wrote: Smile ๐Ÿ˜ƒ make other smile ๐Ÿ˜Š

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