Smile When The Sun Don'T Shine Poem by Rabi Anata

Smile When The Sun Don'T Shine

Rating: 5.0

She walked through streets
All day long,
She skipped and smiled
And sang a song.
She went to markets,
Here and there.
She looked at dolls
And teddy bears.
But all she had
Was just two cents.
Her pockets were
All filled with lint.
What ashame...
You would have said
Such a sweet girl...
Her life so bad.
Not enough money
To buy one doll.
Lived a penniless life
But wore a smile.
Wore tattered clothes.
Having to deal with the
Oohs, Ahs, and Ohs.
Never did she,
Shed a tear.
She had no worries,
She had no fears.
Her mother was sick,
Her mother would cry.
Her mother would suffer
And lay down to die.
But this little girl,
She had not a care.
And she had not a bonnet
Or clean dress to wear.
But Daddy said,
Dear Caroline,
You smile when the sun don't shine.

izzy Barnwell 27 December 2011

Very sad but a good lesson is learned you don't need money or nice things to be happy just with love and kindness will you find happiness and a smile

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Afzal Shauq 14 August 2009

yes sun you put as the symbol and sign of pleasure, thats why you say. smile when then sun is arosen..well it hase many multiple meanings and the idea of poem is enough rich..enjoyed it alot and well written... liked it and appreciate your work....10/10

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Achim Wollscheid 12 July 2009

very nice rhyming and good end.

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Everyday... Wore tattered clothes. Having to deal with the Oohs, Ahs, and Ohs. Never did she, it is tragedy of life n u have depicted well woth good choice of words... keep it up...10 read mine hair n hustle and how r u?

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Greenwolfe 1962 23 March 2008

Well I was about to give up on this poem until it reached the end. Your ending was one of the best I have read and it 'saved the poem' as some might say. The beginning is more important than the ending and I wish there was more there. All in all this was a nicely expressive piece which kept my interest till the end. GW62 I hope you will visit me and read 'This Is Beauty.'

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