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Smile, It's Simply A Picture

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Smile, It's Simply A Picture

Smile, little boy. It's only a picture:
a gateway to memories you shall 
never seek.
A frozen frame of forgotten fear 
from falling.
So, smile now as you will be watched 
through aged eyes. 
Show those teeth, and tell yourself: 
"No time was enough to tame my 
iron will.
I was, I am, and I shall be smiling."

Smile, little girl. It's only a picture:
A time machine to mother's cookies 
attempting
to mask the taste of daddy's 
goodbye.
A preserved photo of a perfect 
princess.
So smile now and laugh away the 
trials.
Smile, young lady. Smile.
The same smile that makes you 
beautiful.

Smile, world. It's only a picture:
A time and place only we can choose 
to relive again. 
A lesson flash frozen and scribbled in 
the history books for insurance of 
our evolution.
So look back and smile at the 
caption of our origins: A still frame 
of ancestors captured in the midst of 
candid mistake as to say:
"I reveal to and leave you the worst 
of me for the better of future face, 
and you shall do the same..."

So smile for the snap of a present 
imperfection
And be temporarily ignorant and 
shameful, but learn:
All the world's a background, and life 
is but a never ending parable, with 
the virtues improved upon, and the 
vices remembered for wisdom.
So, smile, people, It's simply a 
picture.

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  1. Date: 1/9/2013 11:56:00 PM
    Wow. this is pretty good. I like the way it's written - JH

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 6:20:00 PM
    Seriously... Could you be any more impressive of a poet?! I feel like you are stealing the poems I've read so far from famous poets! That's how good they are! The last line in the last stanza really says it all. This is another one to go into my favorites list :) I think the second stanza is my favorite, the line with moms cookies attempting to mask the taste of dads goodbye- that line is just insanely well written! I'll quit blabbing... To say the least, you have surely made a friend :))

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 2:26:00 AM
    reading this made me smile:). I hate taking photos but your line "So smile for the snap of a present imperfection" has encouraged me to take a pic today! Thanx for sharing!