Thursday, July 06, 2006

YOUR SMILE

My friend that passed on recently always had a smile on her face.
How I miss that smile.
Even in her days of deep physical pain...
she would still smile.
I wish she was still here and I could share this poem with her
it is for her.
She is not here
so, it is for all of you.
(the poem is really about who she was...her charcter... her peace of mind)

YOUR SMILE

Your smile makes me remember
sunlight
even when the skies
are cloudy.

Your thoughtfulness
is like cool water
when I am
so thirsty.

Your serenity
is balm
to my ruffled feelings
when everything
seems in chaos
and I wonder
who encouraged you.

Then I realize
your own strength
came from
within
where your source
of all good
centerd and stabilized.

And I want
that kind
of peace
and I want
that kind
of spontaneous
joy!

And I know that
I can
have it
if I
take the time
as you took
the time
to just let it be.

To let go
the slight fears
and petty little things
and find
instead
hope
and cheerfulness
and genuine
love.

Those
things
that made
your splendid
SMILE!!

32 comments:

  1. I loved, and needed this. Thanks.

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  2. Sorry to hear about ur friend. But I am sure whereever she is she is in peace. And her the rememberance of her smile will always be with you guiding you through life.

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  3. You are richer for knowing her. I loved his!

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  4. I'm sure your friend is reading this now thinking how lucky she is to have you as a friend. Beautiful!

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  5. Thanks for your comments, I like the lyrical quality of this poem, you can sing it,deep in the simplicity is the mystery of the love that sets the beloved free!

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  6. Margie this is so very heart-breaking...may I ask what happened to ur friend? Im so sorry!


    **To let go
    the slight fears
    and petty little things

    it's so hard to do that, I just know. but some strong ppl do that somehow and it's such an inspiration to all!

    May the memory of ur friend's beautiful smile always keep u smiling...

    Keshi.

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  7. Well dear,
    your blessed to have someone like her ard u..guess people like her are a constant source of inspiration for all of us!

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  8. Hi Margie,
    I like reading your poems. This one is so uplifting.. and sometimes, Lord, I need it. Thank you for sharing your friend's smile through your own personal "smile", uh, I mean poetry.

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  9. kathi,
    I am so very glad my poem
    was a help to you.
    You are in my thoughts and
    Prayers.
    thanks.

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  10. suji,
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Yes, I always see Mary's
    smile. She is always with
    me and guiding me.The memory
    of her beautiful smile takes
    away some of the sadness of
    missing her.

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  11. gt,
    Thank you.
    Yes, I am so much richer for
    having had my friend in
    my life.
    Thanks for visiting.

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  12. deb,
    Thanks for the kind words.
    We were both blessed with
    the amazing friendship we
    had together.
    What you wrote:
    "I'm sure your friend is
    reading this now thinking
    how lucky she is to have
    you as a friend"
    That really touched me.
    What a wonderful think
    to imagine.
    I do see Mary doing that.

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  13. starry nights,
    Thank you... didn't mean to
    make you cry though.
    Oh, I know they were good tears.
    I will do that tag soon.

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  14. plus ultra,
    Thanks for your nice comments.
    Please visit again.
    Your poetry is very beautiful!

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  15. keshi,
    Mary had cancer. She battled
    it for nearly a year.
    The memory of her beautiful
    smile does keep me smiling.
    Well not always... sometimes
    it makes me cry too... because
    I miss her so much!!

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  16. ekta,
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Yes, people like my friend
    are a source of inspiration.
    But, it is so hard to lose
    those kind of special friends.

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  17. steve,
    I am so glad you found my
    poem uplifting.
    "Sharing my friend's smile
    through my own personal smile"
    What nice words.
    Thank you!

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  18. Your serenity
    is balm
    to my ruffled feelings
    when everything
    seems in chaos
    and I wonder
    who encouraged you.

    I can't help but feel you may have ben a part of that en"courage"...wonderful thoughts...

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  19. BEAUTIFUL! And what a wonderful tribute to your friend. A smile like that can last forever. Excellent poem. So much flowing through you.

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  20. kuan gung,
    Thank you.
    I believe my friend and I
    encouraged one another.

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  22. don,
    Thank you!
    Whenever I remember my friend
    I just want to tell everyone
    about how wonderful she was
    and how much she touched my
    life... and when I write about
    her... I somehow feel she is
    right beside me as I am writing
    each word.

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  23. oh, this is another beautiful tribute to your friend!

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  24. polona,
    Thanks so much.
    You are so kind!

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  25. aww thats terrible! HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGZ!

    Keshi.

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