Definition of a Smile

Many times struggle can be seen on MY face,
Found the cure for cancer just one smile,

Doctors say thanks but a child wishes to be a superhero,
Life smiles back and returns sweat, blood, and tears,

DURING the pursuit of happiness people question,
Without doubt this is MY life, HIS life, HER life,

Mother of three abused by an alcoholic husband,
Child suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome,
Widowed homeless collecting bottles and cans for pennies,
Orphan seeking heat in below freezing temperature,

One doesn’t need to visit scripture,
Seek a doctor for prescription,

Not intending to surprise, without purpose,
Elevate sympathy, recollection of helplessness,
Grease buckets, machines smile,

It is not the smile that shines, instead,

Light birthed from soil,
Unimaginable and humanistic…


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