A smile’s what you see in summer
When the sunshine stays awhile
Happiness follows suit –
Dressed to impress, in fashion’s latest style
Where is undue wariness?
Where have despair and illness gone?
Could they not stand the heat that day –
The day that sunshine shone?
I’ve been down in the valley
Where despair and illness stay –
I’ve been atop the hill when it became a mountain –
And in the harbour and the bay
The trickling water fountain
And the stars dancing in my bay –
The grassy knoll atop the mountain –
Yes, the sun followed me that day
When Faith, Belief, Trust and Hope
Tracked the sun down from behind
Impatiently waiting to share their thoughts
With others of like-mind
But despair asked me; ‘Why be grateful?’
‘Why move your mouth toward a smile’s stance?
Why not be sorrowful and mourn your life (and others)
Rather than take sunshine’s hand and dance?’
I replied; ‘I have no way of knowing
Where the train of negativity would lead –
The smile that I see in summer
Is my garden’s seed.’