That Sound.

Sitting in the café,

Just drinking our coffee,

And there it came,

That sound,

That sound that brings pleasure,

Brings so much pleasure to all.

You just can’t help smiling

As the sound abounds,

The sound of young children,

Young children laughing.


  • orchidee

    Good write G/F. Shall I do that too? Shall I sing it too, and scare them off?! heehee.

    • Goldfinch60

      They would only laugh more.

    • Frank Prem

      Nice capture GF. It is indeed a lovely sound.

    • Fay Slimm.

      A wonderful and very kind thing to do is write and give copies to others - those Mums will treasure the words inspired by their laughing children at play.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Fay, I do it fairly often, normally to friends and family but sometimes to strangers and it always seems to please them.

      • onepauly

        I'm proud of you

        • Goldfinch60

          So kind Paul, thank you.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          YOU ARE GREAT ANDY ~ BECAUSE YOU ARE A spontaneous Action Poet ! You write what you see ~ and see what you write ! You then share it on MPS and on the street ~ OMG reminds me of Noggin the Nog and "Tales of the Norseland" At the end of the day (in Norway) they all sat round the fire and took turns to recite the happenings of the day in VERSE. I adore NORWAY it is mystical and magical ~ Thanks for being YOU ~ BRIAN !

          • Goldfinch60

            You've found me out Brian! I am very much a "Spontaneous Action Poet". That is why I always have a notebook in my pocket, I never know when the muse will attack me. Thank you for your kind words.

          • Michael Edwards

            Ah - I go all soft when I hear them - brings a smile.

            • Goldfinch60

              It always does, the sound of such innocence is wondrous.

              • Michael Edwards

                I may have said it before on MPS but I always want to smile and say hello to the little ones but am afraid to do so any more - a sad reflection on our society .

              • kevin browne

                it's our children we should love the most. it's a good moment in life, it's about joy and giggles all the way. brilliantly written and thanks for sharing the love we all have when we here a child laugh or giggling.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thanks Kevin, much appreciated.

                • Nicholas Browning

                  The embodiment of the future, its hopes and its dreams. Nicely done.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Nicholas I do hope the future for them is good.

                  • Candlewitch

                    I read your author note, too. you are a very good person. a "hello" to your wife. too!

                    *hugs, Cat

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Cat, much appreciated.

                    • P.H.Rose

                      Just got back from Newcastle
                      And that was the first sound
                      I heard, my grandchildren are
                      Staying at our house whilst
                      My daughters house is being
                      Renovated... lovely poem !!!!

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Grandchildren are wonderful. Thank you.

                      • Renzi

                        Awh laughter 💓 Lovely 😊 lovely wee write, i imagined being there too 😊

                      • FredPeyer

                        Great poem!!!
                        Their laughter is one of the reasons why I love so much to hang around my toddler grand-children.

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Thanks Fred, aren't they wonderful.

                        • Augustus

                          My apartment overlooks a courtyard with pool. I enjoy hearing the children play. Your gesture was loving. Parents love it when kids are appreciated.

                          • Goldfinch60

                            Thanks Augustus, they certainly do appreciate it.

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