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Her Smile Is

Her smile is unfit, as it illuminates beyond the masses,
a misfit in a world of hollow and half-hearted expressions,
The connection to comeliness, its source, not here –in there, away from the world, but evident to all in it,
It doesn’t fit; I don’t want it to, to make repulsive beauty to compel compatibility, not I
Let this oddity rivaled by no other be with no other,
Exposed for all its imperfections, her smile is faultless in its reflection,
Wrought in purity, her smile is unfitting, this world has no place for it, unable to comprehend, it only tolerates it -though in her smile, I extol

Her smile is not right, it’s wrong -it’s so wrong!
In a world where good is bad, dishonesty is rewarded, and 
obnoxious behavior celebrated,
Her smile is not harmonious, nor is it congruent in this,
the space it finds itself
So much for honesty and charm I guess, but her smile is laced with both,
as it exudes outward in the form of facial light,
Shining in a world hidden behind shaded lens,
Though in my heart there’s connection, interpretation, processing,
Her smile and my heart intertwine in a mesmeric negotiation, a tacit form of photosynthesis as her smile sustains and quickens the tempo of its beneficiary

Her smile is tragic, a tragedy unseen since the demise of young love in Verona,
A beautiful tragedy: a flower’s last bloom before death; the serenity in the eye of a deadly storm; life lost to save another; pure love given yet not returned -so tragic,
Tragic, there is no pedestal high enough to place her smile on,
So tragic, the sum of all the world’s beauty is soundly out match by her smile,
Tragic, the smile I see, isn’t seen by all,
So tragic, at best, this turned about world will only ever squint in its presence,
Tragic, her smile is so unique; therefore one of a kind, meaning sadly no replica exists,
So tragic, my angst at my heart’s inability to arrest her smile’s every beam of light,
at best exhibits my selfishness,
Tragic, my definition of you……her smile…counts for so very little

Written in Afghanistan -28 JUL 2013

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  1. Date: 8/30/2013 9:32:00 AM
    WOW!! Marquis, you certainly nailed this one. This is a masterpiece in writing. Simply flawless. I loved the flow of it as well. Well done my friend...well done. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem. Have a GREAT Labor Day Weekend!! :) Karla~

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/30/2013 1:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh Karla a masterpiece, really??? Well if you say so LOL! No really thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem. It is one of my most favorite of all I've written. MC
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 12:23:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations on your win my dear friend Marquis. Thank you so much as well for sharing your excellent write. Have a grace-filled wkend! Love lots and big hugs, Leonora

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/15/2013 7:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Leonora, why thank you my dear friend, I will have to stop in on you and your work -and right soon... MC
  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:26:00 PM
    Marquis, a well done poem... Congrats! SKAT

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/15/2013 7:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks SKAT, I really appreciate it!!! MC
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 9:14:00 PM
    Hello Marquis, CONGRATULATIONS!!! With your awesome good poem' in Nathan's contest... xox Linda

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/15/2013 7:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well thank you Linda, you my lady, are too kind! MC
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:14:00 PM
    a fine winning poem. NATE

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/8/2013 8:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for that Nate, I'm honored and I appreciate the consideration! MC
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 7:07:00 PM
    The whole poem transcends Marquis, you say it all is charismatically, enjoyed your verse tonight xxx

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/3/2013 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mystic, thank you for reading. I am so glad you enjoy this one. Please come back again, and I'll stop by your way as well. MC
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 6:55:00 AM
    A smile can transcend the gloominess of this sometimes tired world. You are blessed to have experienced transcendent beauty. I enjoyed your poem, it was a unique way of describing the tangible abstract.

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/3/2013 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YES! I like this Rick, i think this is the growth we've been talking about. I wrote this while at work a few day ago Brother! Don't worry though, we're still winning over here LOL! Thanks Rick for all your help! MC
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 3:33:00 AM
    - A poem that gives me something to think about ... it is deep, words that are honest .... skillfully written ... it is amazing! - Thanks for letting me read your words, Marquis! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/3/2013 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow, thanks for that. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I really enjoyed writing it! You are way too kind!!! MC
  1. Date: 7/31/2013 11:38:00 PM
    It is beautifully written and reminds me of that song "Vincent " this World was never met for one as beautiful as you ..

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/3/2013 4:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you yvette, you are way too kind... I will talk to you later -yes? MC
  1. Date: 7/31/2013 3:11:00 PM
    Wow!! Sounds like its written for a woman whom the world does not deserve. I love it!!

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 7/31/2013 7:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The world doesn't deserve you dear Sara, so I guess this is for your "smiley face" :) Thank you, you're too kind...much Luv MC (300723) ;)
  1. Date: 7/31/2013 9:10:00 AM
    While reading this poem I felt the weight you get on your chest when you're trying to find the words for something so abstract. Then I felt the victory in knowing you were able to communicate the weight so precisely. This was a great read.

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 7/31/2013 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow oh Wow! I am speechless, thank you so much for those very kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. This poem came to me quickly and poured out like water, so it was very fun to write. I'm just glad it has been well received. Thank you again! MC