Isn’t it funny the way life twists and turns?
So unsure of all those who lurk around
Can every face I meet some how be impure?
I can’t help but notice the pressure, the weight on every set of shoulders I see
I wish there were a way for me to lift off that stress
To make it feel like all the worlds troubles just weighed less
Tho how would life look if we all floated around weightless
A world full of air heads who couldn’t care less?
To walk the journey without feeling the rain can you imagine?
What then would make us realize our worth?
For without struggle there would be no victories
No accomplishments, not a single thing would make sense
Still I’m stuck here seeing these upset faces,
These Ghosts that have taken conscience places
Blank stares, lost with no dreams
Still I beg of you how can I help?
For without conscience you won’t stop,
Without dreams you’ve no goals
Nothing to aim for
Nothing to push you that extra inch, or often that mile
The one and only thing I have found,
That makes even the smallest difference to the people standing on either side of the fence
Is a smile
My smile I swear has impossible powers
It’s as though those around me can’t help but to join me
No matter their current status, famed or feared
My smile is one to be revered
For a brief second everyone’s worries just disappear
If only for that quick hello, or head nod, even mere eye contact becomes some sort of smile contract
Love me or hate me you simply couldn’t stop the muscles if you tried
Don’t think you too can’t change the world in some small way too,
Simply be sincere with every smile and let your heart shine through
Watch as even the darkest souls smile back at you
©2014 Shavon Taylor CloversAllOver.com
Beautiful photo and amazing poetry. Hard to smile sometimes. But we must. Thank you for the amazing poetry.
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Thank you so much! You are so very right, some times it’s almost impossible…Almost…For me personally I find often it’s easier to smile when my goal is to “infect” others with my happiness!