Monday, June 27, 2016

The Smile by Inshan Meahjohn

“When the clouds block out the sun
And you feel a bit down
When you feel that you are outdone
Upon your face there is a frown

Along comes an unexpected gift
From a stranger on the street
It gives you an immediate lift
As if you were given an unexpected treat

This gift costs not a cent
And can be given by anyone
It’s a wonderful present
Almost like the shining of the sun

It warms your soul
And changes your mood
It makes you feel whole
And when you see it, you can no longer brood

The little baby passing by
Freely gives the gift away
Making you feel as if you could fly
And transforming the bad start into a good day

You pass by another
Who was in your former state
You realize that he is a brother
That he wasn’t feeling great

So you share the gift
That you were given just a moment ago
It gives him an immediate face-lift
What a wonderful gift to bestow!

This gift is priceless
It comes with positive thought
Its delivery is almost effortless
It’s a gift that cannot be bought

So I urge you today
To give a gift that is worthwhile
What a wonderful display
When you give the gift of a smile!”

 © Inshan Meahjohn 2013

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