A Poem: A Smile Of Warmth
The rooster crows, and the sun returns....
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The sun its eternal courses makes
And with the night its brilliance takes
Until at last it comes around
And with its warmth awakes the ground
Wherein the hope of life abounds,
And lingers for awhile,
And touches earth with each new smile.
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The winter comes and with it takes
The warmth the sun no longer makes
And penetrates a ground so cold
The hope of life seems frozen, cold
As if no life could promise hold
As winter deep'ns and dark prevails
The rooster crows, though all else fails.
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Can it be so, that like it seems
That warmth and love is just in dreams
Of past times gone away from sight
Replaced by this deep gloom of night?
Or is there hope in the rooster's crow
That once again life's hopes may grow
Above this crust of ice and snow?
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Is it from memory it keeps
Life's hope alive which dormant sleeps
Around the rooster on his perch?
Or is it hope his call can search
The realms of heaven, their outmost track,
And wake the sun and call it back
To welcome doves and those he loves?
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Memory or hope? Persist!
The warmth once felt returns with this:
The smile as warm as once the kiss
Which wakened life before.
Repeat each call, give each your all
"Lest life continue sleep!"
Your voice can search the heaven deep!
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