Someone sent me a song that made me smile,
The images of beauty I can see for miles.
The clouds parted as the sun started to shine.
I felt in this heart that all this joy was mine.
Sometimes it takes someone to care,
To shine a light on the path from nowhere.
Sometimes in life you get exactly what you need.
Becoming the food for your soul to feed.
I feel the need to say thank you,
Your smile provided light to shine through.
I feel new comfort and a sense of peace,
The darkness inside, it seems to release.
I feel like a feather I can float through today.
It’s because of the smile that has come my way.
I find all the words and the need to say,
I hope for this peace, to simply stay.
I go out without that chip on my shoulder,
Though the lines on my face appear to grow bolder.
Though this smile I think that I learned,
The world still spins but the tables have turned.
Copyright © Mark Russell