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Poem - Why I Smile

A friend referred to me as a melancholy soul. I don't deny this. The poem “Why I Smile” is an examination of the times I do freely smile.


Why I Smile
Poem for Day 320 – 20151117

You ask me if I smile,
could I share some cheer?
I reply that I do comply
with their wish at odd times.

I smile at shared humility,
the surprised spark of humanity.
The space between assurity
is when life is the most personal.

I smile in recognition of pain,
the reminder that I'm still alive.
Gentle nudgings of mortality,
evanescence of the outward coil.

I smile to congratulate myself
for another day on this earth
when to do otherwise
would seem to be another course.

I smile when I am witness
to beauty beyond this realm.
Heaven's gates opened wide
with the Morning Star's sly boon.

All these times share a trait,
that I am surprised at the turn of lips,
the formation of that thing elusive
perhaps not what you asked to be.

Do not discourage patient one,
your quest is enough for me to smile.
Attention paid to this human one
is enough to touch down deep my soul.

© 2015, Sean Green. All Rights Reserved.
Tags: happy, joy, poem, smile
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