SMILE – Spike Milligan

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This is a wonderfully positive poem, with a delightful premise, wittily expressed by that master of humour, SPIKE  MILLIGAN



Smiling is infectious
You catch it like the flu

When someone smiled at me today
I started smiling too

I walked around the corner
And someone saw me grin

When he smiled I realised
I had passed it on to him

I thought about the smile
And then realised its worth

A single smile like mine
Could travel round the earth

So if you feel a smile begin
Don’t leave it undetected

Start an epidemic
And get the world infected.



4 thoughts on “SMILE – Spike Milligan

  1. Wonderful poem by Spike Milligan. How right he is too, smiles are infectious and I
    have often tested it as I walk along in a village or even sit waiting in a doctor’s surgery.

    I love the end stanza ” Start an epidemic / get the world infected.”


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