Poem - A Smile For A Life

Inspired by a comment made by LaurieDawn..........

I'm nothing
Merely an echo
Of past glory
Vanishing
As time races by
It is no longer
My time
Or my place
Only a song
Exists
One of complete
Loss
Playing over and over
Until
You smiled
A stranger
With a gift
Of life
Thank you
You made me live
Again

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AmyTaylor 5 years ago

Beautiful...thank you so much for sharing. And what an awesome subject to touch on...the importance of even just a smile to someone else


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@AmyTaylor - thank you and it is amazing how a stranger can make you feel alive....


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Ashantina 5 years ago

ahhh. This is a beautiful thing.. This poem has inspired me to smile at some random strangers :)


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Ashantina - there is power in a smile... pass it around...


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Terje Sannarnes 5 years ago from Kristiansand

A smile takes just a second to do, but it can last for a life time if it "hits" the right person, in the right moment.


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Hokey 5 years ago from In the energy.

Very nice. Thanks.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

I really like this one, SP! It is "just right"!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@terje - thank you for commenting... I agree so much and a smile from ANYONE can light you up.

@Hokey - thank you for your kind remark...

@Nellieanna - thank you sweetheart! I hope you had a wonderful day... this one was short and so is a smile... I just wanted to illustrate how quickly something so simple can be so powerful...


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful!!!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@always - thank you so much!


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK

Just lovely!!!!!

Thank you for sharing. :o))


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@kirutaye - thank you for that smile of a comment!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Very very nice! Smooth, Suburban Poet!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Micky - thank you my friend...


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Beautiful, a lovely poem. You know what I think about the importance of a smile - it is infectious, so lets all catch one!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@acaetnna - thank you. You are right about smiles... this one was inspired as I said by a comment made by LaurieDawn... kind of like how you inspired Micky Dee about envy... I look for things in what people say and it can open creative doors...


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lifezprecious 5 years ago

Too good!!!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@lifezprecious - nah, it's not too good.. it just hit me how powerful a smile is but thank you for saying that....

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