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Poem: Emotional Contagion

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Poem Summary

Emotional contagion is a poem about how attitude is contagious. He is inspired with happiness by her mood. As he watches her sparkle like sunshine in the mornings then tackling her day like the energizer bunny. He gains strength to make it through his day.

"Why Are Emotions So Contagious?" by Sophie Zadah


"Emotional Contagion"

He loves the way

her eyes glisten like the sunshine,

emitting sparks full of enthusiasm

as she begins her day.

Tackling each obstacle on her path

like the energizer bunny,

not winding down

until the day is done.

Her happy mood

spreads like a wildfire,

putting a smile on his face,

giving his soul strength

to soar like an eagle.


"Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:


Thank you.

It is so hard nit to be happy around people who are so bubbly.

Have a great day.

VIDYA D SAGAR on July 15, 2021:

Emotions can be contagious. When we are in the company of cheerful people we feel happy too. I enjoyed reading this poem, Brenda. Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

I like people like this...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 05, 2021:


Thank you.

Have a splendid day.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 04, 2021:

That's the kind of attitude that must be contagious. The universe surely will smile back. Kisses Ms Brenda

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 04, 2021:

Attitudes can be contagious

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 04, 2020:


Thank you.

It does seem to put one in a better mood when surrounding oneself with happy people.

I am glad you thought the video worked well with this poem.

I searched for quite awhile to find one that would fit.

Have a great day.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 04, 2020:

Being around happy and fun-loving people can be contagious. That song by Pharrell Williams is the perfect video to accompany this piece.

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