Lawrence S. Pertillar

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A Smile To Have - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

A smile to have,
And shared to give away...
Is priceless.
From the moment a motive,
Of it shown is dismissed...
The ones on the receiving end of it,
Know it to be genuine...
There to be witnessed as it is seen.

Ask anyone who has been affected,
Looking everywhere...
For their happiness to be found.
With a seeking it cheaply to pay for it.
Or hoping it to lay on the ground to pick up,
From the sidewalk as an incentive to live.
And there it is to magically appear.
On a face with a smile giving it away.

A smile to have and share is priceless.
Ask anyone who has been affected,
To receive it unexpectedly.
And regardless what one has in one's pocket,
When the giving it away is free...
The doing of it leaves someone to feel,
More appreciated regardless of who they are.
Or where it is they may live to have or have not.

'Excuse me.
Do I know you?
Your smile looks familiar.'

~Your saying that makes me feel a bit sad.~

'WHY? '

~You should feel it yourself to keep it recognized.
All the time.
At least to do to know where it comes from.
And not to 'think' of it as being remembered,
When the doing of it someone else has done.~

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about A Smile To Have by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Lyn Paul (3/21/2015 7:34:00 PM)

    Love the energy and the flow of your words. A smile is contagious yet the rat race of life can change that. This is a positive start to my day.
    I too wrote a poem called.. One Smile

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 21, 2015

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