Waking to his smile
A cherished gift
The frown no longer there
lifting her challenged spirits
Giving hope the malaise
has gone forever
Whatever ailed his heart
and hardened it with ice
Had robbed his face
of its charm
The twisted agony
of pronounced pain
body and mind
Filling it with anger
Leaving a legacy
Shutting out the one
who loved him most
and lived his trauma
But now, just for a while
She takes that smile
and forgets all else
A contagious reaction
of joy and hope
that will carry her
on a cloud
until it doesn’t
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
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I think smiles can often help… but there are many cases were they cannot be trusted.
I think you captured the idea well that there is so much joy in a single smile and we need to absorb all of it’s energy to fuel us for later, when things get rough again.
Thank you Mish. You are right! That smile is something to hang on to ☺️
Christine, so beautifully you have incorporated the prompts! Excellent.
Thank you so much Punam. I enjoyed this one! 🙂❤️
You are welcome, Christine. Your joy was evident. 🙂💞
Awesome post, Christine!!! Loved the way you weaved this so much!! From joy through understanding and hope but finally to truth!!
Oh thank you so much Chuck. That means the world to me 🥰❤️
Reread this and loved it even more!! Wow! Would REALLY love to hear you recite this one!!! You paint with words so beautifully, Christine!!!
The ending is so beautiful, elegant and yet bittersweet too!! Bellissimo!! Happy the comment was meaningful to you and brightened your day! And now, since I’m so remiss in not answering this in a timely manner – I hope it will bring a happy memory back to you too!!
Indeed it did brighten my day! ☺️ Thank you Chuck
Glad to know!!
Hopeful then ominous, oh my
Thanks Jude! 🥰
My pleasure 🌼
…”until it doesn’t” …. telling words and hopefully not the end of the story.
I hope so too Beverley! 🙂 Hope you are well 💕
I agree with Sadje. Wonderfully done, Christine.
Thanks so much Tracy! ☺️
Good point that what ails one can rob one of one’s charm.
Pain is very good at that Frank!
Very masterful use of the prompts
Thanks Sadje ☺️
Always a pleasure