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A Smile on a Wing

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A Smile on a Wing

A smile on a wing, in dark sunset skies,
three wishes will bring, so close your blue eyes.
Let your soul sweetly sing, but keep the song wise,
don’t wish for the first thing your torn heart desires.

Wish to sever the string that tethers your cries
to the past; never cling, let it sleep where it lies
all broken and aching, where the wind only sighs
amid tears constant flowing to bathe love’s demise.

Wish ahead to a spring where a new songbird flies,
let its melody ring with each day’s sunrise.
Then wish for a waking, where life is the prize;
it’s there for the taking, swap the lows for the highs.



*** for Carolyn's 'Heaven Sent Smiles'

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  1. Date: 7/12/2010 12:35:00 PM

    Sharon, I enjoyed your poem first time round. Reading it again, I like it even more. Most deserved to be on the winners podium >> James

  1. Date: 7/12/2010 11:28:00 AM

    Congratulations Sharon on your win in Carolyn Devonshire's contest "Heaven Sent Smiles". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 11:49:00 PM

    Congrats on your win with your beautiful Smile on a Wing, Sharon :) -- nikko o:)

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 9:30:00 PM

    Congrats on the win, Sharon.

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 5:20:00 PM

    great message in your pretty poem, Sharon. How are you doing? Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 3:51:00 PM

    Congratulations, Sharon on your success in Carolyn's contest. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 12:04:00 PM

    Very nice work, Sharon, enjoyed the message. Congratulations on your placement in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/10/2010 2:02:00 PM

    Sharon, I agree with Rhoda. It's simply beautiful and delightful to read. Good luck in Carolyn's contest >> James

  1. Date: 7/10/2010 3:57:00 AM

    Thank you Sharon.. for those corrections.. Not my strong point...have agreat weekend!!! always Michael

  1. Date: 7/10/2010 3:34:00 AM

    This is really beautiful Sharon! Your title is amazing too :) You sure write rhyme really well and I can't help but feel that this is also gonna be a winner -- Carolyn's contest entries sure are making me smile ^_^! wishing you the best! --nikko :)

  1. Date: 7/10/2010 3:28:00 AM

    Great entry!!! may have to do mine over... a winner Sharon....always Michael