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Poem - A Smile For A Life

Updated on December 24, 2010

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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      Mark Lecuona 

      7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @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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      lifezprecious 

      7 years ago

      Too good!!!

    • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Lecuona 

      7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @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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      acaetnna 

      7 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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      Mark Lecuona 

      7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Micky - thank you my friend...

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Very very nice! Smooth, Suburban Poet!

    • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Lecuona 

      7 years ago from Austin, Texas

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

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      kirutaye 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Just lovely!!!!!

      Thank you for sharing. :o))

    • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Lecuona 

      7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @always - thank you so much!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful!!!

    • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Lecuona 

      7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @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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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

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

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      Hokey 

      7 years ago from In the energy.

      Very nice. Thanks.

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      Terje Sannarnes 

      7 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.

    • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Lecuona 

      7 years ago from Austin, Texas

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

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      Ashantina 

      7 years ago

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

    • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Lecuona 

      7 years ago from Austin, Texas

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

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      AmyTaylor 

      7 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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