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Below is the poem entitled Smile which was written by poet Mark Russell. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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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

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  1. Date: 5/20/2012 1:52:00 PM
    Mark - a smile or a kind word can make a big difference to one's day. How well you have put this.

    Russell Avatar Mark Russell
    Date: 5/20/2012 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks I would entirely agree when someone sends you a smile the whole world smiles with them. Not only that it becomes a game changer affecting everyone else. So smile and the world smiles with you:) Have a great day.....Mark
  1. Date: 5/20/2012 10:46:00 AM
    Beautifull written poem Mark.....Smile...:) - oxox hugs Anne-Lise

    Russell Avatar Mark Russell
    Date: 5/20/2012 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne Lise hope you are well. I wrote this in reply to a musical slide presentation that someone sent me this morning. thoiught it needed some words.......Have a great day and take care...Mark