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A Poem: A Smile Of Warmth

Updated on December 5, 2011

The rooster crows, and the sun returns....

~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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.

~ ~~ ~

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.

~ ~~ ~

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?

~ ~~ ~

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?

~ ~~ ~

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!

© This work is licensed under a Creative Comments Attribution-No Derivs 3.0 United States License

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      Demas W Jasper 10 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      lambservant - Thanks and apologies for not replying sooner.

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      Lori Colbo 20 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      I just love your style. Lovely read.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      teacherjoe52: Me, too. I like to create poems, long or short, that say something in a hopefully fresh way. I know they don't have to rhyme, need have no standard form, but sometimes rhyming works as I hoped it did here. You could be my farthest away commenter. Near or far, taking the time to read and comment is sufficient reward, though none is needed for what I enjoy doing.

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      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      I really likr this peom.

      Thank you

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Hello Perspycacious, so nice to meet you and thank you for the fan mail. This is a beautiful poem; I was especially touched by the last stanza...resonates to my soul, "Awaken! Awaken! Lest you sleep away your opportunity to recognize the Truth of your own self."

      Rated this up and Yes, I took the poll. :)

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      That is the highest compliment I could receive. I am hoping you also like today's "What Only You Can Do".

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      April Reynolds 6 years ago from Arizona

      Your poems are my favorite!